The visually-oriented world of gender

Someone wrote…

Everytime I stumble across someone online who identifies as something other than cis and is also visually impaired I feel slightly less alone. In the highly picture/visually-oriented world of gender on the internet I often feel like I am the only one out there and am missing out. I wish this wasn’t such a big deal to me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 21st, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “The visually-oriented world of gender”

  1. My parents named me Marie

    I’m not cis and I’m visually impaired, too. Hello, friend. :)


  2. Sophie

    Me too! I definitely agree with your frustrations, but I also try to appreciate the different perspective on gender that my vision impairment has given me, I think seeing visual things differently and as less important has definitely affected my views on gender. Nice to meet both of you, I’d never met anyone else who doesn’t identify as cis and is visually impaired.


  3. Christi/ Chris, whichever

    Huh. I’ve recently discovered I’m genderqueer (about a month ago), and I hadn’t thought about my vision impairment having anything to do with how little I regard visual gender. It makes sense though. My impairment is called an Accommodative Dysfunction if you’re curious. My eyes don’t work together properly and its hard to visually focus on things.


  4. epistemicmurk

    Jeez. I can’t begin to describe how much this post has been playing on my mind the past few days. It’s… it’s just not something I’ve ever thought about.


  5. Lane

    I too have impaired vision and am not cis. See what you got started, in a good way, as there are a few of us around :)

    I connected a couple times online with people in ‘B-Flag’ or a similar acronym, but have no current concept of it. Best wishes to you!


  6. Anonymous

    I just wanted to say that I am not visually impaired, but I am so glad someone brought this up! It’s wonderful to see people connecting, and it seems that these two areas of experience don’t meet much in conversation. Thank you.


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