Profile: Annaliesa


You can call me… Annaliesa

I identify as… a person who happens to be biologically female.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I identify people as they wish to be identified. I am OK with “she.” I see gender pronouns as a way to perpetuate gender stereotypes and subjugation. I hope someday the English language drops them completely.

I’m attracted to… EVERYONE! I am monogamously married to a very sweet, male, uber-humanist, hardcore punk rock chemist.

I was a teenager in the late 80s-mid 90s “death rock” (goth/punk/alt) scene where our role models were Soft Cell, Frankenfurter and David Bowie. An often-uttered remark at parties and clubs was “Oh my God, look at that — I don’t know what it is but it’s HOT!”

When people talk about me, I want them to… throw their ideas about gender out the window!

I want people to understand… that gender stereotypes are just as harmful as any other… They keep people subjugated.

» Define yourself. «

Posted by on July 31st, 2010 at 08:00 am

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2 Responses to “Profile: Annaliesa”

  1. Milo

    English is well on its way to dropping all gendered adjectives and nouns (waitress, actress, etc.) so I imagine that may happen with pronouns eventually, but it will be a LONG time. The rate at which words change is 1/square root of how much they are used. So words that are used a lot take a long time to change. Anyway, sorry to go all nerdy on you, but eventually we’ll be there.


  2. Jessica

    Love the cartoon. Apart from the leg art, looks just like me 30 years ago… boy that’s depressing.

    That’s just weird, that “boy” just happened. Do people use that “boy” anymore? Sounds odd to my inner ear, like Gee-whiz or Gosh.

    I blame it on listening to Tchaikovsky on my Victrola while I post.


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