So, here's an article worth reading:Framing the issues: UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics( a snippet of the article, read the originalCollapse )
This article pointed out something to me: that creating and disseminating new (or old) ways of thinking requires institutional support, that social change isn't always a matter of individuals doing what they can. I'm wondering what you folks think about how postqueers can accomplish this. Obviously, HRC
is one of the institutions doing this--- but they're not radical. GenderPAC
is, but their effectiveness seems limited precisely because they're open about the idea that gender is constructed.
As a genderqueer, I've found that a lot of explaining my life to people requires a background in feminist/gender theory to understand; mainstream folk who haven't been steeped in that often just don't get it. How do we frame our language about gender to question the gender-binary assumption?