Perhaps that’s why YouTuber Elijah Schaffer, born a straight white male, decided to identify as black gay woman, at least for a little while.
All decked out in his new identity, Schaffer headed to the beach to ask fellow Californians for their thoughts on gender fluidity, gender identity, and gender politics.
Their answers will surprise you.
Try not to laugh as you watch the video below:
If video fails, see https://youtu.be/kjQSmtQWlVo
You can find more from Elijah Schaffer on his YouTube channel Slightly Offens*ve.
Or follow him on Twitter: @ElijahSchaffer.