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Non-binary genders

What can we make of the fact that fungi have 36,000 sexes? Well, it is at least an invitation to think more expansively about sexual identity. Sexual interest peaks in our 20s so the young have something to teach us about gender fluidity.


As humanity evolves, two things happen: On the inside, our obsession with time (past and future) begins to break up; on the outside, our differences become less distinct. Eventually, there will be no borders and we’ll all be chocolate-coloured. “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for we are all one.” No male, no female. No past, no future. We have barely begun to grasp what this means.