We live in a world in which many things are changing dramatically around us, not only in politics but also in the society in which we live. What was once taboo is now taken for granted, whether we agree with it or not is not the issue. Each of us grew up in an environment that shaped who we are and how we think. Everyone has their beliefs and limitations in belief and judges according to their own understanding. Today, a nonbinary gender identity is being promoted in the media, which is something we knew nothing about in our younger years. “Genderqueer” and nonbinary are modern terms for people who don’t fit into the male or female categories. But the realization that not everyone fits into those two groups has a much longer history than you might suspect.
I’m not nonbinary myself, nor am I taking a stand for or against this movement. I am writing about this because I personally know nonbinary people here in Israel and it is a fact of our society. I have often had...
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