Caultron wrote:In a global sense I don't think there is any discrete line, and trying to create one only leads to stereotyping.
Well, per culture, there is a statistical "line", although that's frequently "fuzzy" to within a few percent. What's worse, is that much depends on individual preference, societal pressure, and propaganda. There's also the problem that the "line" has been being systematically moved in the direction of "masculine" for some time by the feminists and has gotten a hard shove towards outright machismo by the radial feminists. If a guy wants to "appear" as "normal" (and be attractive to potential friends and mates) then he's pretty much forced to comply with the "new normal" (which is anything but). This is what's causing the dissonance, and a "return to normal" is being actively ruled out by the propagandists by them redefining what used to be normal as trans-*.
Unfortunately, one upshot of all of this is that the redefined line has become "hardened" and attitudes about it have become similarly so. This makes acceptance of differences vastly more difficult for many, and utterly impossible for some. Most of the outright trouble comes from the latter.
Individually, though, we tend to draw lines that include labels we're comfortable with and exclude those we're not.
Yes, we still do, but our views -- unless we're very sceptical about external inputs -- can be, and frequently are, swayed by public opinion and propaganda (and we can safely state that much of what Hollywood is shoving out is propaganda).
To be honest, the only time I bother to cogitate on the matter very much depends strongly on whether I'm interested in a relationship with somebody. If I'm not, I simply don't much care because it's not important. I get along with most folks anyway, so it's just not an issue in everyday life. Live and let live.