Some are claiming that the push for nonbinary and otherwise gender nonconforming visibility is harming trans people, but that argument doesn’t quite hold water.
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 don’t exist, and if we did, we shouldn’t, which means that there’s not a lot of […]
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 probably becoming more of an issue in places where it probably wasn’t in the […]
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 misgendering in a relatively straightforward way, and the person making the mistake will usually be very […]
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 person, it would be nice to not use male pronouns to do so. And, you […]