Makes perfect sense to me.

Someone wrote…

I’m a male-assigned, female-bodied, feminine-to-androgynous dyke who likes to have no gender from time to time. This makes perfect sense to me!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 7 comments »

7 Responses to “Makes perfect sense to me.”

  1. Lane

    Makes sense to me too! After all, I’m a female-assigned, masculine to androgynous gay boy who likes to have no gender from time to time.


  2. Jamie

    Now this is a quote I can get behind.


  3. Elle

    … and a gender in a pear tree!


  4. Jessica

    It is really crazy how people are. On so many issues, the default (aka normal), unexamined position/assumption makes no sense whatsoever. Some examples:
    a) you have female physiology, so regardless of who you are, what you want or how it makes you feel, you must conform to this whole shopping list of rules and behaviors.
    b) males are ‘dominant’ while women are ‘submissive’
    c) It has always been so (nb this means that it has been so just here for most of my lifetime, I’m pretty sure) and therefore it must always be so.
    d) I believe it, quite apart from my personal, empirical experience, because they tell me it was in a book, I think.


    Samson replied:

    I mean, it’s just THE WAY THINGS ARE, right? It’s like, natural or whatever. Everybody just -knows- that.


    Jessica replied:

    You are so totally completely and utterly right, Samson, like always – beyond any possibility of doubt or contradiction. And because I have just said so, and I am always right, it must be so, dear. Just grin and bear it.


  5. Erin

    I did a double-take when I read this, but I’m almost positive I wrote that quote. It sounded like it fit me way too well for me to have actually written it. ^.^ Funny how we feel unintelligible when we’re aware of the fact that our words are composed of the words of others, but when we are momentarily both convinced that the words are ours and also that they are not ours, we feel like somebody, at some point (a past self, perhaps) found our identity intelligible.


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