Profile: Bek

You can call me… Bek

I identify as… I try not to identify as anything; labels are restricting.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I think, due to my size and appearance, it would be hard to avoid anything female-oriented.

I’m attracted to… Everyone. Mostly feminine men, or masculine women. Or people who transcend these labels altogether. People who are inexplicably attractive in their own right.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Focus less on my sexuality, there are more interesting things about me. Or at least treat it as less scandalous or negative. I was most flattered recently when a friend who I don’t know very well said that he had noticed that I am not overly female or male but rather I ‘dance to my own little tune.’

I want people to understand… Gender is mostly social, not natural. We weren’t born with it, it’s taught to us. Hence the reason people like us often feel uncomfortable with the labels ascribed to us.


About Bek
I’m a 19-year-old student (BA Sociology major) and disability worker. My favourite activity at the moment is criticising our society’s values, and aiming to get people to think differently about things that are perceived as natural or normal, largely gender and sex. Basically I’m an argumentative bitch.

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Posted by on August 30th, 2009 at 08:00 am

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One Response to “Profile: Bek”

  1. sasha

    yay, sociology!


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