In today’s world

In today’s world, the term genderqueer and non-binary has become a term for those frustrated with the binary gender system. As more people began to identify as non-binary, the discrimination against non-binary people increases as well. In 2015, Everyday Feminism has reported that 31% of non-binary were harassed by the police. This number, while already significant, may be understated as it is likely that there are more unreported cases.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term binary means relating to, composed of, or relating to two things. Binary people are those who identify themselves as either male or female.
However, gender is not limited to only two possibilities. Non-binary people are those who do not exclusively identify themselves as “male” or “female”. They could identify as none, both, or another gender entirely.
This essay will discuss on whether or not non-binary genders should be considered real by discussing two main issues:
• The views of different cultures on non-binary or third genders
• Legal recognition of non-binary genders