On the other hand, I believe that the solution to gender inequalities lies not only in giving women equal rights, but also in challenging the very concept of gender. As Fausto-Sterling notes in her book Sexing the Body “the way we traditionally conceptualize gender and sexual identity narrows life’s possibilities”. Now, why would we limit our own possibilities? I think that gender has to go.
That means, people should stop judging themselves and others based on their understanding of what “real” men and women should be or do. We should see each person we encounter not as a “male” or “female” but simply as a unique individual they are. We should drop all expectations associated with masculinity and femininity, whatever they are. Then, nobody will expect women to be pretty, or to be bad at math; or men to be less emotional, or to always be strong; or people in general to be attracted only to those of their own sex. No expectations, no pressure – how nice would that be!
So, I think I am not really a feminist after all (no offense to feminism!). I am an anti-gender-ist. Oh, looks like somebody has already invented this term before me!