Julia Serano | Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (2007)
^the reason this blog exists^
things irrelevant to gender identity:
- your genitalia
- how you dress
- your mannerisms
- your interests and hobbies
- with whom you associate yourself
- your attitude
- your romantic and/or sexual preferences (or lack thereof)
- your personal values
- your gender presentation
- et cetera
things relevant to gender identity:
- gender identity
To anyone who is confused about their gender identity,
“Identity is fantastic. Confusion is wonderful. Questions are amazing. If you’re confused about who you are, if you’re identity isn’t what you once thought it was, if you’re questioning everything you once felt sound in, GOOD FOR YOU. Your mind, from this experience, has officially been opened farther than most of the people around you. From this point on, you have a realm of thinking that most people you encounter everyday don’t even know exists. You are privy to a glorious, marvelous world of people that are caring, accepting, and kind. You have broken the shell into a world of individuals who accept you for YOU.”
Mulan drinking game on the couch with housemates.
Do you know how often they say honor and ancestor? Because it’s a lot and that’s when we have to drink, also when they question or reinforce gender roles. This is going to be a long hour and a half. Lol, but so fun.
Don’t understand why this has not yet been a part of my life but be prepared to recreate it with my Southside friends.
I MUST MAKE MY FRIENDS DO THIS WITH ME SOON!