Pretty Dress

posted March 21st, 2015, 2:01 am

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April 5th, 2014, 2:50 am



Every time I read "Be a man and put on this pretty dress" it makes me giggle a little. I've been reading a lot about feminism (mostly about how it is stupid, at least, in our current wave), and I realize that "manning up" is a gendered term. I use it, along with what Mitch said that one time, because it is a funny phrasing. Not because there is something inherently better about men or whatever. It is just a funny thing to say.

If you want to argue feminism with me, I am more than happy to do so. As long as we keep it civil and, most importantly, logical. As a preface: I am strongly for *equality*, not feminism. As a woman, and a transwoman, I feel very strongly that the "loss of male privilege" is something that women need to stop assuming and instead take back. I used to allow others to objectify me or make me "just some woman". And then I went out there and I showed them I AM AN AMAZON. And NOBODY can EVER take anything away from me, ever again, without my permission.
That is my version of feminism.

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March 21st, 2015, 2:44 pm

LunaticCalm (Guest)



Hehehe this is awesome.

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March 22nd, 2015, 1:17 am

Siva (Guest)

Gender, culture, and humanity


Your comment reminded me of an article I read, which cited a scene in a play where apparently someone was trying to butter his bread 'like a man.' I did not see this play, I can't remember its title - but it was in the late 90s. It must be tough to figure out how to butter bread in a way that communicates femininity attempting masculinity, much less in a way an audience can see. I /do/ recall that the article was using the term 'pomosexual,' for post-modern sexual (in the vein of metrosexual?), and I believe they meant non-binary gender identities.

Wish I could remember the name of that play...

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