Why is it that time and time again, people act like they can’t make me uncomfortable? That as a butch — as well as a queer person, a top, someone who likes to flirt and be sexual just like most human beings — it’s impossible to sexually harass me?
She looked me up and down, shook her head like she was clearing her ears, and then turned to check the sign on the door. Ah, I thought.
“It’s easy for us to say that we don’t participate in the patriarchy because we are women, or because we have been women, that we have known what it’s like to be objectified, oppressed, fetishized. The thing is that we queers can perpetuate rape culture just as much as the next frat boy…”
I want to talk about shape-shifting, and clothing, and being a butch who wears things, because so much of butchness is tied up in the things we put on our body.
If you’re an artist, writer, poet, or generally rad person with feelings about gender and/or your gender identity, The Bandit Zine is in need of your submissions.
As with the meaning of written text, our bodies float somewhere between the author (ourselves) and the reader (those we encounter).
Taking the Catholic prayer card where it has never gone before.
“Venker’s argument would make more sense if we lived in a world where men and women weren’t socialized differently — a place where little boys and little girls were treated the same.”
“There are so many terms for what I am – genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, pangender, neutrois – but none of them feel quite right. So Kade takes the place of that descriptor, and Kade feels right.”
Zines for gender-neutral kids, unschooling kids, kids and their parents, and totally Wild Children. BAM.
Jess chats with the genderqueer star of Eve Ensler’s new play, Emotional Creature: talented dancer, singer and actor, Emily Grosland.
Easy Bake Ovens don’t need to be gendered anymore than Lego does. Sidestep the stereotypes this season.
“If I wear my heart on my sleeve – and I do these days, much to the shock and dismay of a butch gone prematurely tender – then the sleeve itself is my masculinity.”
“Here in the absence of words to defend myself, without examples, without models, I began to believe voices in my head — that I was a freak, that I am broken, that there is something wrong with me, that I will never be lovable.”
“If anything, The Edmonton Queen reads as a triumphant fuck you in the face of death and losing people you love before their time.”
Everything’s gonna be super duper.
“She wore jeans and flannel button-downs. Sleeves could be rolled up; pantlegs could be cuffed. They allowed her to move while scrubbing office floors on all fours.”
They have feminists shaking their heads, no research to back themselves up, and the full support and funding of the government.
Today Nepal’s queer community has fought to end fear, shame, and invisibility — and they made it fun.
Now that marriage equality has passed in New York state, one organization is turning its attention towards gender identity protection in the workplace.