A blog post I found that I thought I’d share, because it’s interesting. And the title reminds me of Dr. Who.
“Gender is a universe and we are all stars.” – Lacey Roop
Full disclosure: I am one of the most stereotypically feminine-presenting people you will ever meet. You’ll find me in flowery skirts and winged eyeliner (when I’m not in hiking boots), usually smiling broadly and gushing about one of my passions in life. I could write (and have actually written) theses on the male gaze. I could talk for hours about bell hooks, Virginia Woolf, and Audre Lorde. I could tell you all about the infantilization of women and sexualization of women’s bodies and how each is contributing to rape culture. And yet I still find myself most confident in my favorite little black dress with the plunging neckline and mascara-laden eyelashes.
Especially as a queer-identifying feminist, I have grappled with this stark discrepancy for years. Isn’t my stereotypical gender performance problematic? Is my way of being in the…
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