Your point number 1. is incorrect. You’re describing sex there, not gender.
Now I’m a big advocate for the LGBT community and believe and support their rights. If a man wants to be a woman and vice versa then fair fucks to them, it takes guts to come out and do that, they’re not hurting anyone and 99.9999% of the time they don’t have children, whilst we’re going through a population crisis.
I do find these new genders that sit in between and the non-binary position a bit difficult, confusing and sometimes over the top though. I appreciate some people are born hermaphrodite and that must be pretty awful for them growing up but being a gay man and switching to non-binary is very odd.
That said, I’ve just remembered it doesn’t affect my life in the slightest, so why do I give a fuck?
The term "hermaphrodite" is not accurate when used about people (no-one, ever, has had functioning male and female reproductive systems). 99.98% of people are unambiguously male or female, including the very, very small proportion who have DSDs ie Disorders of Sexual Development, sometimes called - confusingly - "intersex". People who do have DSDs really dislike the use of the term "hermaphrodite", it's seen as a slur.
I'm not sure about that. There's been a spate of murders in America of transgender people in the past year. But going beyond that, I'm not sure how I'd feel going to a job interview as a transgender person, especially if I was very obviously so.
I believe it was Elizabeth Warren who recently read out a list of 18 transgender people (all transwomen) who have been murdered in this year. All murder is reprehensible and to be condemned. But to put it into context, 3 or 4 women are killed in the USA *every day*.
In the UK, between 2008-2017, there have been more murders committed by transwomen (12) than there have been murders of transwomen (9). (ONS figures)
The problem, for me, with all the "non-binary" business is that in order to be "non-binary" , you have to say "I don't feel entirely male or female" (a biological nonsense because you *are* one or the other) or "I don't feel entirely masculine or feminine", so in claiming a special descriptor for yourself, you are propping up outdated, regressive, restrictive, gender stereotypes which reinforce the binary, not break it down.