October 28th, 2003

no good reason to act her age

I could NOT resist

For a rather hysterical view of gender politics, check out this entry. But you have to read it first, then go to the journal itself and scroll up for the drama that unfolds. It just gets better.

It was a tough decision, but I chose to laugh out loud instead of throwing things.

Let the games begin!
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finding language.

So, here's an article worth reading:

Framing the issues: UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics
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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?