A Thought on Gender and Social Justice

Often I find myself contemplating how different aspects of social justice relate to each other. Gender and gender identity are related. Race and class are related. Ability and fat are related. But something struck me recently about how gender is different than every other one.

Gender issues affect half of the population.

You can be white and not come into contact with very many people of color. You can be straight and not come into contact with very many gay people. You can be cis and not come into contact with very many trans* people.

If you are a man, it is almost impossible that you will not come into contact with very many women.

I wonder how that changes the dynamics.

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