Mine to change at will.

Someone wrote…

I’ve come to like the term “protean-gendered.” My shape is mine to change at will.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on December 7th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Mine to change at will.”

  1. Vicky

    I like it!
    Of course, that may be because of my theatre background. In theatre parlance, protean refers to an actor’s versatility; if an actor can portray the full gamut of emotions, as well as play many different types of roles, he or she is considered to be a protean actor. I think this translates especially well to gender roles. If a person can freely change from one gender to the next to androgyny or “other,” he/she/etc. may very well be considered protean-gendered.
    I fully endorse this new terminology! Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


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