CW: discussions of gender, identity, performance and sex
so this has always been a contentious discussion, but BotW has some pretty interesting implications for the gorons and gender! let's try to keep the politics and discussion of real life stuff mostly out of the topic, yeah? this is about a fun video game
gerudo town does not accept voe (men) into their town.
yet the goron's are all male, they call each other brother, they certainly all identify as men. we have never seen a "female" goron, but they are welcome in gerudo town?
what does this say about the gorons, what does this say about the gerudo? do the gerudo define gender along on a basis of sex and not identity? i am willing to posit that the gorons do not have a sex, but all (so far) identify as men, which makes the gerudo more accepting of them. but in a weird, kinda concession that they care more about people's biology than their identity it seems.