From outside our culture

joe g (NH comic book nerd) wrote…

i stumbled on a very interesting way of tackling gender questions today in a very unlikely place – a mainstream superhero comic book. (written by Joss Wedon, he of “Buffy” notoriety)

in it, a self-identified lesbian has a relationship with a shape-shifting gender-neutral alien that has both male and female human forms. one line that really grabbed me was this – (paraphrasing) “when i said i was a lesbian, [alien character] didn’t even blink. i think she was too busy learning to be human to notice what the rest of us think is unusual or improper.”

i’ll take a closer look at this and report back with more.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on January 14th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “From outside our culture”

  1. Anonymous

    please do!


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