We’ve all had that uncomfortable moment when standing near or talking to a person, and were unable to identify what they are. Not so long ago, mistaking someone’s gender was a silly mistake; but now a serious personal offense. This problem is constantly evolving and worsening over time, with new terms slowly being accepted into society like “Non Binary” and “Transgender” This is creating a reconstruction in society- and definitely not a good one.
There are simply two genders, male and female. And in the words of Ben Shapiro “I’m not going to modify basic biology because it threatens your subjunctive sense of what you think you are.” You are identified by the set of chromosomes you were born with either XX or XY, this dictates your gender. Although some people change their genitalia, and classify themselves as the other gender. This is false “No amount of surgery, hormone injections or anything else will change someone’s DNA from a man’s to a woman’s (or vice versa)” (genetics.thetech.org). This even leads to a even worse problem of not only switching genders but also creating new ones.
According to the New York Times a university has discovered a new gender, a girl born a female cannot decide what she is. She began feeling that the label “girl,” even “lesbian,” didn’t fit. “Every time someone used ‘she’ or ‘her’ to refer to me, it made this little tick in my head. Kind of nails-on-a-chalkboard is another way you can describe it. It just felt wrong. It was like, ‘Who are you talking to?’” this is an example of gender dysphoria, not a new gender. According to psychiatry.org, Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify. People with gender dysphoria may be very uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned, described as being uncomfortable with their body (During puberty developments) or being uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender. Feeling like any gender in difference from what you were assigned with from birth is an example of gender dysphoria and there’s no excuse for it.
This problem must be taught in classrooms, we do not need children to question their identity, gender is assigned at birth and that shouldn’t be changed. According to Rand.org drug prevention in classrooms reduces 19.8 of cocaine use, 27.7 of alcohol use, and 38.7 of tobacco use; if we taught gender dysphoria in classrooms as well as gender in general, we would decrease the high transgender suicide rate of 40% without a doubt.