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Multilingual Gender Neutral Pronouns


scarlet recommends…

 

??? / ????? / ??/???/?????/?? / ? / ? / ??? / ??? / oni/je/jejich/se / hen/hun / per/pers / vij/zaar / they/them/theirs / ze/zem/zeirs / xe/xem/xeirs (xyr) / hir/hirs/hirself / e/em/eir / ri / ?li / tema/teda/tema / ta/teda/tema / ?? / se/sen / hän/hänen / ol/mo / ille / eux / iel / ?? / ???? / ???? / ???@/?????@/???@? / ?? / ???????? / ?/?k / hín/hín/híni/híns / hé/hé/hé/hés / hán/hán/háni/háns / isuna / na / kaniana/kenkuana / isuda / da / kaniada/kadakuwada / dia / mereka / tú/siad / j?s/j?s?/jums/jus/jumis/jumyse / dia / wiya / dem/dem/deres / hen/hen(henom)/hens(henoms) / hin/hin/hins / sir/sir/sirs / el@/del@ / elx/delx / elæ/delæ / ??/?? / ?? / ??/??/??/??/??/??x / oni/nich/im/ich/nimi / oni/z njimi/njim / Elle/le/-e / de/dem (dom)/deras / hen/hen/hens / siya/sila / niya/nila / (sa) kanya/(sa) kanila / o/onlar / nhw/nhw/eu

It’s just a really useful resource, and much needed.

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Posted by on December 16th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: What the Night Demands


Someone recommends…

Book cover of What the Night Demands

I love it because Miles Walser is a great poet. Miles wrote some very touching stuff about trans issues, and especially if you are FTM I bet you will love this, but no matter who you are you will love the writing of this cute as hell and intelligent writer.

You can find a nice blog of Miles, where there is a lot of poetry recommended…

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Posted by on October 2nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Audacious Eleven


Robin Renee recommends…

Audacious Eleven -...

Audacious Robin is on a gender journey and discovers her androgyny along the path. We discuss the distinctions between and the interweaving of gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender presentation. Audacious Wendy comes out as a male peacock stuck in a woman’s body.

Audacious Eleven is the #1 Talk Show for Shakespearean Rock ‘n’ Roll Tech Geek Magic and Life Empowerment. www.audaciouseleven.com

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Posted by on September 24th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: You


CN recommends…

CN Lester — You
Anti-queerphobia music video from a genderqueer artist

I’m a UK trans/queer activist and artist, and my latest music video is a collaboration between friends and fellow activists to challenge the slurs we’ve been saddled with throughout our lives.

I wrote the song ‘You’ for my audiences as a thank you — so it made sense to make a video that would try to do the same thing. I was bullied badly all the way through school – biphobia, transphobia, and just in general – and I wanted to make something that addressed that head on. It’s a very simple concept — everyone in the video shows the viewer a word they’ve been called and hurt by, and then shows the camera a word that ACTUALLY describes them — but I think there’s something powerful in having to hold someone’s gaze as they tell you how others have tried — and failed — to dehumanise them.

More information on CN Lester’s work and background on Wikipedia.

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Posted by on September 21st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures


Someone recommends…

A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

Cross Cultural Gender Deviance
Interactive World Map

This is in promotion of the documentary Two Spirits, about the Navajo Two Spirit gender identity and other non-binary gender identities in the world. The map has blurbs on various identities from all around the world.

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Posted by on August 26th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Born Slippy


Someone recommends…

Genderbent recasting of an already gender-bending techno song originally written and performed by Underworld.

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Posted by on August 20th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Carrington


KC recommends…

It’s the unusual and true love story between writer Lytton Strachey, a gay man, and a gender-nonconforming woman, the artist Dora Carrington. When first meeting Carrington, Strachey mistakes her for a boy and asks “Who is this ravashing boy?” It’s a very touching movie that you won’t forget about any time soon.

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Posted by on August 16th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Gender 101


Someone recommends…

Gender 101
Video Interview

This is a series of interviews with a gender fluid activist. It explains general genderqueer issues and is a good resource to show to people who aren’t familiar with all this yet.

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Posted by on August 10th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Sex Is All Fluxed Up


Asrik recommends…

It’s a great article on gender roles. (The blog is cool too but mostly less relevant to genderfork.) Here’s my favorite part of the post:

You are [sic] not a Woman, and I am [sic] not a Man. You may move through the world woman-ing, and I may do manly things, and we may enrich these roles and express them in a healthy way, but at core our bodies move in a dazzling, thundering, dynamic storm of circulating desire for the other-than-us, with potentials and predispositions, but nothing hammered down or definite.

I believe healthy, lightly-held roles make this whirling chaos of yearning more navigable, but they do not replace it. I feel fine to have chosen my version of the role of “man”, but it does not eclipse that one can pick from an infinite array of gender roles. Truly one must pity a culture reduced to the poverty of choosing from “he, she, and it”. He, she, and it? Really? Wow.

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Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: R. Freymuth-Frazier


Anna Mandolin recommends…

Self-Portrait In Moonlight, 20” x 24”, oil on panel, 2007, by R. Freymuth-Frazier

R. Freymuth-Frazier is a highly trained figurative oil painter. Instead of painting pretty landscapes or portraits in a traditional manner she uses her skills to paint portraits of women from various perspectives. From the hyper-feminine to the androgynous and even intersexuality, it’s all been explored in her large body of work spanning over a decade. It’s brave and strong work and really worth seeing.

Note: some of the paintings contain (artful) nudity.

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Posted by on August 4th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Where’s your trousers?


Donnie Collins recommends…

There’s an Irish/Scottish ballad called “Donald, Where’s Your Trousers?” about a young man who is questioned/heckled for wearing a kilt instead of trousers.

Well, I’m a transguy, and my name’s Donald, and I guess I just loved the fact that there was a song like this out there.

And we all love kilts here, so I thought I’d share!

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Posted by on July 29th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme


Zena Sharman recommends…

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

The Genderfork community might like an anthology on butch and femme called Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. (Full disclosure: I co-edited this project with my partner, Ivan E. Coyote). We’re really proud of the book. It’s a beautiful and diverse collection of 40+ femme and butch voices including MtF and FtM butches and femmes — like Amy Fox’s piece “Changed Sex. Grew Boobs. Started Wearing a Tie.”, Rae Spoon’s “Femme Cowboy”, Elizabeth Marston’s “Rogue Femininity”, and S. Bear Bergman’s “Brother Dog”.

Our aim in creating this anthology was, as Audre Lorde says, to “broaden the joining” — to make space for a continuation and expansion of the butch femme conversation, to reflect on what femme and butch can mean in today’s ever-shifting gender landscape.

There’s also an interesting tumblr, though it’s no longer active.

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Posted by on July 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: 10 Myths


Erica (photo curator emeritus) recommends…

Raising My Boychick - Parenting, privilege, and rethinking the norm

Stormy isn’t the only baby being raised gender neutral. Blogger Arwyn debunks ten common objections to gender neutral parenting, showing the reasoning behind many of the decisions she makes while raising her male-assigned at birth “boychick”.

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Posted by on July 15th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Is Anatomy Destiny?


Someone recommends…

Is Anatomy Destiny?
TEDxNorthwesternU: An Educational Video

Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomy, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it’s often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?

There is also a transcript of the talk.

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Posted by on July 9th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: DebaserZ


Allison’s Revenge recommends…

DebaserZ
YouTube channel

DebaserZ takes on heteronormativity and the gender binary with an arsenal of hilarious, queered-up pop song covers. Check out “Fuck Heteronormativity,” an awesome deconstruction of “You Belong With Me.”

“And you’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town, but it doesn’t come out much when you’re getting mispronouned…”

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Posted by on July 3rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Flying Cups & Saucers


Joss/Ame recommends…

Book cover of "Flying Cups & Saucers - Gender Explorations in Science Fiction & Fantasy".

Flying Cups & Saucers
A science fiction anthology book

I found this gem of a collection whilst wandering through my university’s library — in particular, the few shelves tucked away on the seventh floor containing science fiction anthologies by women and queer people… The short stories it contains are all winners of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for science fiction and fantasy that explores the boundaries of gender and sexuality. Some are old favorites like Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Matter of Seggri”, while some I had never heard of before and instantly fell in love with, like Eleanor Arnason’s “The Lovers”. All of the pieces play with gender roles and expectations in settings at once fantastical and exquisitely human. If you like speculative fiction, I would highly recommend this book.

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Posted by on May 26th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Miss Gender


Ashley recommends…

A person in orange socks, white-red striped trousers, an orange shirt and brown hair holds a rainbow-colored umbrella and is swept by the wind.

Miss Gender
podcast

My friend Jay and I started a video podcast called Miss Gender about my transition (I’m MtF). I’ve been contemplating my gender identity since I was 13 or 14 and, now in my 30s, I’ve started to get my head around the idea that I’m trans.

On the show we talk about things like how I came to realize I’m trans, coming out to my parents and other family, and mulling over how to handle things at work.

Our show has both a video feed (iTunes or not) and an audio feed (iTunes or not).

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Posted by on May 14th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Two-Spirit Poetry


Cecelia LaPointe recommends…

There are a few poems on my website that I thought I would share.

I identify as Gender Non-conforming, Genderqueer, Androgynous and Two-Spirit (Niizh Manidoowag — in Anishinaabemowin). I love genderfork!

The Androgynous Man In Brown Pants

I’m sittin’ at the end of this dock,
I’ve walked this way to find my beginning,
The boards of this dock creaking,
As I am the man,
The androgynous man,
With a cigarette hangin’ outta my mouth,

Today I am wearing brown pants,
Black t-shirt,
Flannel shirt in the truck,
Tomorrow I wear jeans,

These people keep passin’ through here,
Keep on passin’ through,
Going somewhere better they say,
Gotta get out of this place,

To some hippie idea of community,
This ain’t going work for me – the working man,
I wave my hand at em’ in disappointment,
Ain’t got time for thinking why these people don’t care,

This hippie idea forgets about the struggle of people like myself,
Residing in towns like Manistee,
Some “progressive” who turns their nose up at this place,
“Oh your from Manistee” in a derogatory tone,
Blinds closed,
Poverty,
Addictions,
Too much of an eyesore,
That town stinks from the pollution,

Keep on going I say,
Wave em’ away,

I am the androgynous man in brown pants,
Reminiscing about the days of family get-togethers,
Hot summer days,
Playing “redneck” horseshoes as some yuppie would say,
But they are just horseshoes to me,
I own this and I ain’t got no shame,
Eating watergate salad,
Thinking about the power lines towering over us in this Hazel Park backyard,
Just a few blocks north of 8 Mile Road,

From the D to the Stee to KBIC,
Don’t belittle,
Don’t be mean,
Bright minds,
Bright hearts,
Get tossed aside near the railroad tracks,
We pick up the pieces,
Mend our families,
Mend our souls,

Ya see I am the androgynous man in brown pants,
Driving the rusted old Chevette,
To a rusted old Ford,

There is always something better,
I try to make all of this work,
A heavy heart like a ball of iron,
Heavy heart from the generations,
Heavy from this identity,
Existing in this body,
Existing in this skin,
Gender deviation,
Equals community alienation,

And I ponder all of this,
As the androgynous man in brown pants,
In a woman’s body,
Here at the lake,
Watching her ways.

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Posted by on May 4th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Empowermentors


Jaye Johnson recommends…

empowermentors

Empowermentors is an uber-active, supportive collective and its Facebook group’s quite lively. According to its founder, it’s open to: “Trans/Disabled/Queer/Femme Hackers of Color.”

She goes on to say, “The Empowermentors Collective is a skillshare, discussion, and support network for intersectionally marginalized people of color with a critical interest in technology and media hacking.”

And:

“Also, we currently have many online groups– an email listserv, irc channel, facebook group, and also google+ … I also try to crosspost things between tumblr, twitter, diaspora, pump.io, the facebook page, and google+ page, so that people have a choice of where they engage.”

Check them out on their website or on facebook.

Enjoy!

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Posted by on April 28th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Gender Book


Aubri recommends…

genderbook-genderidentity

Gender Book
digital book

This digital book is like a gender 101. It would be very helpful to start the conversation with someone who doesn’t know anything about gender. It’s also very affirming to browse for someone who is gender non-conforming in one form or another. I also like that it’s open access and they encourage people to download and distribute it.

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Posted by on April 18th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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