Hey, so I’ve been on this little kick lately to try to get people to see their gender as a list of descriptive words.
For example, I want to claim my gender as: female, androgynous, queer
The people I explain this to tend to get it — it makes sense. But then, when I ask how they identify, I get a deer-in-headlights look of “Oh! Um! Off the top of my head? I dunno!”
I have a little theory that if I handed them a list of pre-approved Gender Words, they’d have a much easier time with this exercise. Can you help me come up with this list? Be creative and colorful! Here, I’ll get it started…
okay, you keep going…