The best way to look at it:
Nyki: have you seen the idiot rick perry video thats been going around?
Nyki: where hes all miidwestern and catholic?
before i saw the video a couple days ago
i took a cursory glance at the thumbnail
and i got really excited, because i thought some hot butch dyke made a video about being strong
and then i watched it
and it was so not that
Nyki: but FOR SERIOUS
GO LOOK AT THE THUMBNAIL
YOU WILL BE AMAZED
and then turned on, maybe
BUT AMAZED, DEFINITELY
You are doing pattern mixing at a very advanced level right now.– Jaclyn Friedman, feminist icon extraordinaire, at her book release/40th birthday party last night, giving me the second best compliment anyone I seriously admire could possibly give me. The first best compliment happened when she said that in 10 years she expects to be at my book release. Which...
Success is when you dress up as a woman and can't...
It’s my school’s annual genderfuck dance, and I decided that the genderfuckingest thing I could do right now would be to present as I might have presented if I’d been a woman this whole time. It’s probably not a true depiction, but it’s been fun to do. That having been said, I can’t get a respectable picture that shows off all of the elements of this...
Whenever I read Queersecrets, I want to thank my parents for teaching me to be confident that, no matter what, I will find someone who can love me.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm sorry to bother you but I've been struggling with my Gender for a few months now 'cause sometimes I feel super girly and sometimes I feel really masculine but I'm not sure if that's 'normal' or not. I'm a girl, by the way, and my friends keep dismissing it when I try to talk about it by saying it's "just a phase" and i'd...
Every time I try to blog about something, I end up talking about it with someone and then feeling less as though I need to write it out and submit it for approval from the internet. Maybe this is a good thing?
Glitter Lifestyle Problems #386
Glitter on the eyeballs. Cry fairy tears.
Glitter lifestyle problems #253
Severe lacerations on arms, back, and torso from dancing near crowds of people in sequined dresses. I live really well.
How did I get to a point in my life where I tried...
Ok, obviously the title of this post is without context. The context is that I was in my linguistic anthropology class and we were discussing a piece we read on how saying “no” in a sexual situation constitutes someone as a woman because men are socially required to always say “yes” to sex and women are required to always say “no.” Really cool piece, if a little...
Dirty minds make for dirty hands.
Anonymous asked: Hello, I have a few questions to ask.. Recently my partner of nearly three years has come out to me as genderqueer.. I am a very supportive partner, and this would normally have done nothing but encourage me to help them and make them as comfortable as possible. But befre, he/she had considered themselves ftm for months before that. I feel confused and upset. What do I do? I have spent months...
More about social constructionism!
I think another fun and scary question to ask yourself is, “Why is that gender?” You know, whatever feels like it contributes to your gender, why is that gender? And I think it goes back to this constructionist understanding that if society didn’t invest it with meaning (and if we didn’t invest it with our individual meanings in reaction to society’s prescribed...
Anonymous asked: Is it wrong to say gender identity is a social construct? Like... the actual feeling inside of you that is your gender is innate, BUT how you perceive yourself is socially constructed? Thus, how you identify your gender is socially constructed? I ask this because in my over-simplified Intro to Sociology class... my prof and my textbook says gender is a social construct, and I'm just like: No,...