Alex Blaze

Tuesday open thread

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 15, 2007 9:02 AM | comments

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Gender made the front page of Newsweek. How would you describe how you perform your gender? Masculine, feminine, androgynous, something else? Is this something that people should care about?

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hmmm, performing gender... for me gender performing equates to all that is visible to others, so then not just clothing and hairstyles, and body parts, but also, attitudes, actions, expressions and so on...

So, being female and begrudgingly presenting female is often in opposition to my overall inner love for androgyny. What does that mean? I appear female, though not necessarily feminine, but hope to obtain a higher level of androgyny as to match my inner gender.

I'm not sure that people should care, perhaps they should care less about gender- but, be more aware of gender and the ways that it is fluid, and the ways that it can cause discomfort, and the ways that it can contradict anatomy, and the ways that all of this is okay.