At the very moment we enter the world our bodies are defined by gender. At the very moment we enter the world our bodies are defined by gender. It is the first piece of information we ask about a baby – Is it a boy or a girl?
Historically, the upmost importance has been placed on this perceived dichotomy. It is the basis of traditional notions of family, politics, culture and medicine, underpinning the patriarchal and normative societies that have for the most part dominated human history.