“Defining a person by their ability to become pregnant — which is what menstruation, the shedding of the uterine lining, signifies — is the opposite of feminism. It is oppression.”

Pax Ahimsa Gethen reminds us that we should not reduce gender and sexual identity to reproductive organs.

In his story, “Menstruation Does Not Define Me,” Gethen shares his experience with unwanted menstruation as an agender trans male.