Someone wrote…

Funny thing… I was at work and my co-workers asked me what I got for my birthday. I told them of the great gifts I received, then rolled my eyes and said, “My mom got me a coach purse.” My co-workers looked at me and said, “Well where is it?” I responded with, “At home, in the closet… where it belongs. Being a genderqueer dyke, I don’t carry a purse. I think I might bring it in to work and let all you ladies fight over it!” My wallet is nicely nestled in my back pocket!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 19th, 2008 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Pursefight”

  1. Jonathan

    Dear someone:
    As a male, I have yet to understand how anybody can have their wallet in their back pocket. Don’t you find it uncomfertable? I prefer it in one of my front pockets.


  2. Deb

    My grandmother gave me purses for YEARS. I always politely thanked her and I never once used one. Finally, one Christmas it was just too much. I opened the gift and, again, a purse. I couldn’t help it, I just started laughing. And then my mom (who tried to force me into being a girl for years) starting laughing. Then we were both laughing that type of laughing where you can hardly stop and you are almost crying. My poor grandmother didn’t know what we were laughing about, but she figured it out. She never gave me another purse after that.

    ps. wallet is always in the back pocket


  3. Elizabeth

    I recently bought what I called, “a guy wallet”, though I happen to be a more feminine lesbian. My fiancee was horrified that I bought something masculin, but it was pretty clear to me, it served a few purposes:

    * I liked it
    * It’s nice to have when I’m feeling more masculin
    * Female wallets don’t fit the bills as nicely – they always get scrunched up and refuse to go in quietly, thus resulting in disarray.


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