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Beyond the Binary: Let’s Go To the Doctor!

2 March, 2010 // 1 Comment

A note about terminology in this post: Unfortunately, we’re forced to rely on the language of the kyriarchy when it comes to talking about gender identity and gender issues. The kyriarchy is pretty firmly convinced that people like me ...

Beyond the Binary: Getting Dressed

6 February, 2010 // 4 Comments

This is a bit of a Western-centric entry in this series, because my experiences lie primarily in the West, where clothing is very much gendered. Thanks to the imposition of Western values on other societies, I think that gendered clothing is ...

Beyond the Binary: Meeting People

6 January, 2010 // 0 Comments

When cis binary folks meet new people, they generally don’t need to think about the gendering issue. They might accidentally be misgendered because people have preconceived notions about what men and women look like, but they can correct the ...

Beyond the Binary: Names and Pronouns

17 December, 2009 // 13 Comments

I’ve written on several occasions about the lack of a gender neutral pronoun in English. This is often viewed as a pressing problem in the context of the desire to stop masculinizing the unknown; when discussing a hypothetical or unknown ...