as a non-binary person who was deemed to be female at birth, i have struggled all my life with what others consider to be my “womanhood”. when women have fought so hard to progress gender equality to where it is today, asserting that there is no wrong way to be a woman because women can do and be anything– juxtaposed against the continual struggle of trans women and some non-binary people just to have their womanhood recognized and respected– it is incredibly hard not to see my own rejection of womanhood as anything other than internalized misogyny.
it certainly doesn’t help that society in general, but women especially, are often more than happy to write off my gender as being nothing more than internalized misogyny. i mean, given how awesome women are but how misogynistic society is, obviously any disconnect i feel with womanhood must be a result of internalized misogyny.
even if there is that, there’s also more to it than that. like the fact that i’m not a woman in the first place, but even so i continue to have to fight against the assertion that i am and the resulting guilt that follows in a seemingly never ending cycle because society just won’t let me be anything but a woman.
this video is the Performance Art version based off of this Tumblr post.