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The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« on: September 20, 2018, 05:44:08 pm »
Hello!

I want to start a thread for neutrois people, by neutrois people, to show the important differences between neutrois and agender people. Why?

Because everywhere I go online to find solidarity, or ideas, or support for neutrois people, most of what I find is binary trans people asking about it, enby people who aren't neutrois making up definitions (sometimes transphobic af to neutrois, realized or not), usually based on bias and stereotypes, or agender folks who don't identify with or have no concept of gender saying we're related or the same as adgrogenous (we're not).

Neutrois isn't necessarily about nullifying all sex characteristics, it's not about striving for an adgrogenous/male leaning gender expression. Neutrois is a gender all of its own that has defining characteristics, and many of us are also from the autistic communities, which makes intersectional issues VERY important to many of us. This isn't to be confused with genders based off autism, which is a separate community of its own. Those afflicted with PCOS are also often in this community, though it is not because of the PCOS itself, but rather how it affects people with ovaries and how it communicates w one's pituitary gland. It is also being hotly debated as a very possible intersex condition, which would help so many of us afflicted with it be more understood. Neutrois isn't an aesthetic, rather, it is largely based upon things like hormonal influences/inbalances in the womb, how autistic people see EVERYTHING, including gender, as a spectrum, hormone inbalances during puberty and formative years, and so much more.

Thank you for reading. Any neutrois folx out there feel me, or wanna contribute, please contact me!

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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 06:51:12 pm »
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Welcome to the site. Thank you for your thorough descriptions and definitions. I am one of the binary trans folks you referred to. After reading your post about three times and then reading through much of http://neutrois.com/ I started to get the general idea.

This interests me. My oldest child (20 now) identifies as non-binary. These definitions and descriptions make me think that they may well be neutrois.

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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 09:57:42 pm »
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Dear Pastel_Gray:
Thank you for your interesting and detailed posting regarding your description of the important differences between neutrois and agender people. 
Many of our members will now be aware of your arrival to the Forums and will be able to share with you and you with them regarding your questions and comments.

I see that you have already been Officially Welcomed to Susan's Place
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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 05:08:09 am »
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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 07:29:14 am »
Sorry, but I'm not at all clear on the definitions of either neutrois or agender.

I mean, I don't identify as any gender (though I live more or less as a woman), but I have no clue about the finer distinctions.
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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 08:22:41 am »
Hello!

I want to start a thread for neutrois people, by neutrois people, to show the important differences between neutrois and agender people. Why?

Because everywhere I go online to find solidarity, or ideas, or support for neutrois people, most of what I find is binary trans people asking about it, enby people who aren't neutrois making up definitions (sometimes transphobic af to neutrois, realized or not), usually based on bias and stereotypes, or agender folks who don't identify with or have no concept of gender saying we're related or the same as adgrogenous (we're not).

Neutrois isn't necessarily about nullifying all sex characteristics, it's not about striving for an adgrogenous/male leaning gender expression. Neutrois is a gender all of its own that has defining characteristics, and many of us are also from the autistic communities, which makes intersectional issues VERY important to many of us. This isn't to be confused with genders based off autism, which is a separate community of its own. Those afflicted with PCOS are also often in this community, though it is not because of the PCOS itself, but rather how it affects people with ovaries and how it communicates w one's pituitary gland. It is also being hotly debated as a very possible intersex condition, which would help so many of us afflicted with it be more understood. Neutrois isn't an aesthetic, rather, it is largely based upon things like hormonal influences/inbalances in the womb, how autistic people see EVERYTHING, including gender, as a spectrum, hormone inbalances during puberty and formative years, and so much more.

Thank you for reading. Any neutrois folx out there feel me, or wanna contribute, please contact me!

Hello to you, too! Like Asche, I'm not clear on the definitions, but I don't need to understand someone to accept them.

To your other points, we see lots of people, even here, that don't understand what non-binary is. As long as they're not demanding that I provide evidence to validate my identity sufficiently to them (and I have seen it happen), we're good.  :)

See you around the site!

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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 05:40:52 am »
A friend says to you, that they aren’t a girl, or a boy, in fact they can’t identify with much of gender at all, having no clear sense of gender they would be tending towards agender - it’s our sense of having gender, that defines agender - neither of the formal binary, and no sense of being gendered within themselves.

Another friend says, that they aren’t a boy or girl either, but they have a strong sense that they are ‘something’, just the words haven’t been created yet for it - again it’s our sense of gender that defines neutrois - neither of the formal binary, and yet being a beautiful creature with a strong sense of gender within themselves.

Hopefully that makes sense?

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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 04:17:30 pm »
So, to continue the concept explanation, what would be the difference between neutrois and androgyne?

I'm non-binary, but of the bi-gender type, fully male and fully female in turn (and sometimes at the same time, but separate within myself), and I really don't understand some of the the genders that aren't based on the male-female binary (the purples between the pinks and blues). I understand the basic concept of agender (no gender) which is simple, and androgyne, which is a blend of male and female, but I've never been able to understand if neutrois and androgyne are synonyms, or different things.
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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 08:30:42 am »
Hi Cailan,

From our perspective, they are clear and distinct - androgyne presentation is being able to be “in the middle ground” able to slip quietly across the fence between masculinity and femininity, as needed or desired (some folk dont feel any fluidity, but do live in that space). Neutrois is in our experience, a feeling that we are not masculine or feminine, or androgynous, but are some kind of gender, that we are something, but it isn’t any of the above. So as such it’s a feeling for us that we are gendered, but it is not one of the binary scale genders (we are including androgynous in that spectrum)

Hopefully that makes sense?

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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 08:51:25 pm »
To be clear from my experience, "androgynous" is a presentation, "androgyne" is a gender, claimed by a number of my friends (pronounced "andro-gyne"). They say they are not neutrois, they are androgyne, a blend of male and female, somewhere in the middle, a mix, elements of both male and female. I never understood how neutrois is different, or what neutrois was, exactly. I understand the difference after your explanation of neutrois.

http://gender.wikia.com/wiki/Androgyne
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Re: The importance of defining between neutrois and agender
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 07:30:14 pm »
Cailan,

Androgynous is the experience of an androgyne, androgenous is presenting in a manner that is a blend of both masculine and feminine..that pesky ‘e’ makes a world of difference, but we know where you were coming from..

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