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Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary

  title={Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary},
  author={G. Dvorsky and James J. Hughes},
Postgenderism is an extrapolation of ways that technology is eroding the biological, psychological and social role of gender, and an argument for why the erosion of binary gender will be liberatory. Postgenderists argue that gender is an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation on human potential, and foresee the elimination of involuntary biological and psychological gendering in the human species through the application of neurotechnology, biotechnology and reproductive technologies… Expand
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
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