Label free zone.

Someone wrote…

My room is a label free zone. The words used to describe sex, gender and sexuality, even the ones I use to describe myself as best I can, are not welcome here. I leave them outside the door, beside my Star Wars shoes and my Gryffindor scarf, and then I close the door behind me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on January 17th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Label free zone.”

  1. Oliver

    I want to high-five this fantastic person.


  2. Jessica

    My closet is full of scarves. I suppose I do have some out in the coat closet by the door, but why are your shoes not allowed in your room?

    And I bet your computer is in your room. I went through a doctrinaire feminist patch a few years ago and being a Linux bigot, too, I objected to having to go to man pages for help. Labels are words. As Lao Tzu says:

    Words came out of the womb of matter;
    And whether a person dispassionately sees to the core of life
    Or passionately sees its surface,
    The core and the surface are essentially the same,
    Words making them seem different only to express appearance.

    I am what I am, not what I appear to you to be.


  3. Avory

    Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes.

    Perfect. I am going to stick this quote on my bedroom door, because I think I need it right now.


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