Warning: If you are an ardent label maker, skip this thread. I won't waste time or words on you. However, if you are an open-minded individual, read on.
One of the aspects of 'PC' that I noticed right off the bat, though many others never have, is that it endeavors to rigidly define each and every person by slapping a label onto them, categorizing, and pigeonholing them into a very nice neat package, no matter how small that package may be, and once you're in that package, you're stuck there. I can't think of anything more abhorrent or confining that being stuck or trapped by some made up institution that liberally berates non-conformity.
Gentlemen, you prefer to project a masculine persona, and you prefer to be treated as masculine. Unfortunately, you also believe that this is an exclusive birthright. It is not. ANYONE who wishes to project a 'masculine' persona and prefers to be treated as masculine, should be treated as such. It is not for you or I to define any person other than our self. Accept people as they are, and for whom they are.
Ladies, you are not all innocent of being of the same mindset. Being feminine is NOT a birthright. Any person who wishes to project a 'feminine' persona and prefers to be treated as feminine, should also be treated as such. This is simple human dignity and respect.
We all do so much to change our appearance, wash out the gray, bottle blonde, boob jobs, nose jobs, braces, caps, bleaching, tanning, contacts, heels, lifts, hairstyles, perfumes, colognes, fashions, etc… to project some idealized version of ourselves that we wish to be perceived as. Is it really that difficult to accept another person who projects their own idealized version of themselves? Would you treat your loved ones any differently if they became a redhead or blonde, or grew a beard and ponytail, or would you love them all the same, accepting them as they wish to be accepted?
That's what I thought.
So if you really CAN'T live without labels, let me suggest a new one: COSMOSEXUAL
There are only two sub-categories: Guys and Gals, and they are only delineated by how you wish to be perceived, treated, accepted, and respected, and the only rule is to love whomever you are lucky enough to love.
I figure that without wasting all of that time and energy trying to pigeonhole every single person you come across in life, we might actually achieve something great.
Just a thought.