Following is a passage from this article:

Heterosexual men flirted with me, and I never bothered to correct them. In my mind, it wasn’t a lie unless my words actively misled. I was pushing at the boundaries of gender. Or so I told myself.

What does the phrase pushing at the boundaries mean? I have looked it up the phrase, but couldn't find a source that defines it clearly.


Boundaries are borders, or limits; to push at them would suggest an effort to expand the space they contain. In this context it is being used to explain that the currently accepted definition of gender would need to be expanded to properly describe the narrators situation.

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