Genderless for years.

Someone wrote…

My nerdy side got the best of me today, and I was thinking about Pokemon. My favorite Pokemon have always been the legendary ones, but today, I realized that all of the legendary Pokemon are genderless. It feels good to know that somewhere in my subconscious, I’ve been preferring things to be genderless for years.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on January 13th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Genderless for years.”

  1. Adisson

    I never thought of pokemon as gendered until they started using it as an in-game principle. I still don’t think of them as gendered, really. Sidenote: Oddish has and always will be my favorite. :)


  2. Boston

    Oh dear lord do I love Pokemon. And I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I wonder why the move “attract” doesn’t work on the pokemon of the same gender as the user, but then I remember about the good-intentioned homophobic housewives.


  3. Zavi

    To Boston: I feel that way when I play Harvest Moon! I play as a ‘male’ character (although I swear the character in the game is just a baby butch) and it irks me that I cannot court the other males (vice versa when I’ve played as a female character).

    Also writing this comment made me realize I have sunk to new depths of dorkiness, ha.


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