April 21st, 2006

(?!) every tool is a weapon

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I'm presenting a talk at a local college next week and I'm trying to hunt down a "commonly-accepted terminology" sheet to hand out. I find that it helps avoid privileged speech to have one - then I both don't have to keep defining words, but I also don't assume my audience's experience with queer terminiology. I fully expected that my predecesor's "speaking" file would have one of these and, lo and behold, it does not. I'm trying to pull together some resources, but does anyone have any suggestions for a good, quick and dirty vocabulary breakdown?

Thanks for your help. Please keep in mind that this talk is aimed at a very conservative, small-town kind of environment where the vast majority of the audience will be cis-gendered and not very familiar with queer issues.

Also, does anyone know of a definition of sex (differentiating it from gender) that doesn't fall into binary crap that excludes intersexed people?

Thanks.
(?!) every tool is a weapon

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I'm giving a talk at a university next week and I have a rough draft of a terminology sheet that I'd like to hand out. It's kind of unweildly, but it's really important to me that it avoid transphobic or unnecessarily binary language.

Please tear this apart if you have time?

COMMON TERMINOLOGY

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