Originally Posted by Kindred
Biologically I'm male, but I identify as androgyne.
I find gender roles limiting to my personal growth, so I assume a genderless identity.
I also consider myself genderless. It's nice to see the rare other person who does.
When not stating my gender explicitly online, people tend to assume I'm either male or female. I can't say much for women, but men talk to women much differently than they do to other men. It's hard to generalize, but men speak in ways that connect more with women, whereas when talking to other men they are more critical and closed-off.
People tend to assume my sex/gender as well, as demonstrated in a recent thread I opened. But I can't say I haven't assumed of other people as well, although I like to see when people don't reveal this information about themselves, if I can guess. Just as an experiment.
I would expect for straight men to be more closed-off from other men. A lot of straight men tell me they connect better with women and don't have any close male friends. Although I am not particularly attracted to men, a LOT of my close friends identify as men; I don't know if it's because generally men just like me more than women do or what.
Oh, it would also be interesting to see how gay men would respond if I told them I was male... I used to go to a chat room that had a lot of gay men.