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.
This is the real Currency of Power in today’s world: Collectivism. We are all One World. We are all members of a Global Village.
We are Borg.
To be clear, all the words strung together in a story must implant an image upon the reader, provide the reader with a sense of the here and the now through imagery by which the reader relates to and empathizes with the characters.
I breathe; therefore, I write.
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.