Elise’s hands trembled as she took the glass from the counselor. She had wanted to say, I’m naked. Why am I naked? More, importantly, she had wanted to say, Where’s my body?
Walk through the toy section of any store: the toys are segregated by Gender. Even the colors are different: harsh, strong colors in the boys’ toy section; soft pastels in the girls. The male dolls for girls have soft, attractive features. These dolls look somewhat androgynous and even gay. The male dolls (I mean action figures) in the boys’ section are rough, tough, have scars, large square jaws, burr haircuts or beards, and come with weapons.
None of that really matters much without first acknowledging that my speculative fiction story is NOT a prediction or forecasting of the future. No true speculive fiction is attempting to do so. A speculative fiction story that is more about the advancements of technology than the state of Humanity is little more than a windy infomercial of wonders yet to be, if they are to be at a
The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on her. Having been branded a neo-eugenicist as well as a racist and fascist—even baby killer—for decades, Dr. Zeman was now being hailed as the savior of humanity with her creation of the synthetic Z Chromosome that had virtually stopped not only genetic gender birth defects but a myriad of genetic birth defects as well.
One of the challenges of creating the Popinjay world is the choice of which non-gender third person single pronouns to use with those characters who have yet to select their True Gender.