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a short thought about gender

i’ve said it a gazillion times before – i’m a dyke who gets called “sir” a lot.  mostly, i think that’s fun.  i’m very attached to my vagina, but not to most binary gender definitions.  although i am content with my own physical shape, being taken for the “opposite” gender to what my body’s categorised as, keeps me thinking. i imagine the two binaries, not on a line, but on a circle – because circles can spin – and that if you put male and female at equidistant points, there’d still be a lot of interesting space on the circle to fill with all kinds of people. maybe the whole space is “intersex” but then there’d be so many degrees of that too.  i guess it’d work better on a mobius.  (too lazy to go get an umlaut there, sorry)

i’m also busy trying to find out who uses gender-neutral pronouns – i fear their fate might be pretty similar to esperanto’s …

[new thingy up at idyke today too]