Or, my final verdict on gender.
Mx. Punk, who I think is great, quoted me in zir* recent and wonderful post about gender. Which is super cool. Lil’ ol’ me ain’t been quoted nowhere before. The quote is from my post “Am I Sexist?” wherein, predictably, I wrote about my worries that my genderqueer identity is horribly sexist because it plays into stereotypes. I’ve been seeking answers and ranting about it for weeks. Zir article was partially in response to my statements.
Ze made one point about not dissecting things too much which I, as a rule, disagree with. No offense, it’s just the kind of person I am. I love getting to the Freudian bottom (!) of my own psychology. So I’m gonna subject all y’all to more of my rantings. But I think I might have it figured out this time.
Zir other, better point was that “many interactions between people are based on gender.” Aha. That was what struck home. Continue reading