My body.

Someone wrote…

It is my body; therefore I am the one who gets to decide what it means.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

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

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “My body.”

  1. Alex

    That is just about the most poetic thing I’ve ever heard


  2. Jay

    <3 So much awesome in one sentence!


  3. Kralizec

    It’s not clear that the relation between “It is my body” and “I am the one who gets to decide what it means” is “therefore.” Instead, the writer seems to make much the same claim twice.

    A reader might have his own claim about meaning, perhaps, “I am soul, and things mean to soul what soul makes them mean to soul.” If he were staking a claim in a spirit similar to the writer’s own, he might reply, “This is my brain, and things mean what I say they mean.” Or he might just observe, “A thing seems to have one meaning for one, and another meaning for another.” And if someone in the far future were to read this claim about someone’s body and its meaning, he might wish he could have warned the writer, “The meaning of your body and the meaning of the meaning you have given it will be judged anew by someone in the far future.”


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