Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Badly Drawn Femme

Forgot to mention the most flattering comments I have received in quite a while: I was in some blissed-out floaty state the other morning I mentioned to Hunter that all the FTMs I had been experiencing of late really made me question the way I conceive of and perform my own gender. Not that I think I am a boy, more that it is getting harder to think of myself as a girl. And the less I imagine myself as explicitly female the more comfortable I feel. H proceeded to inform me that his Darling Girl had recently told him she thought of me as 'genderless', and that he agreed with this. This absolutely floored me, as I was up until now convinced that I was usually figured as a Badly Drawn Femme. Mentioned this to Ali when chatting, and I quote: 'you've definately got your femme moments... but yeah, I wouldn't call you genderless, I'd call you- many gendered? ... it's not an abscence of gender but an explosion of it'. Gender-Abundant? Gender-Glutton? Gender-Excessive? Gender-Irreverant? Or Gender-Irrelevant?

As I said, 'tis all very flattering to me.

But why? And why does it feel odd to lay claim to any sort of gender-variation when I am not 'trans'? Or...? More musing upon this at a later date... work is beckoning now and I need my second coffee to get there.




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Blogger Nathanwi said...

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6:40 pm  
Anonymous Sharn said...

Oh baby! Horray I get to spam your blog to my hearts content!

XX

9:53 pm  
Blogger gaylourdes said...

fucken ay. '...harder to think of myself as a girl. and the less i imagine myself as explicitly female the more comfortable i feel.' hit it right on the head. And tonight I saw jake and ana from the scissor sisters on rove and took one look at jake and recognised myself. or was it just the wardrobe?
Wanna start a band called Irreverend Gender and the Kinky Clergy?
xxoo

12:16 am  
Blogger Zoo said...

But of course... the debut album shall be titled 'There Ain't No Surrender from the Gender Blender'- figuring it as a kind of po-mo po-ho po-go pastiche of irony, black hair dye and Kraftwerk samples.

12:48 am  
Blogger gaylourdes said...

oh! oh! oh! Argh! Aaaarrrrggh!!! I want it so bad. um, i mean the band, of course.

1:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it all in all anyway? does it NEED a gender???
the b

10:33 am  
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