“You have to start taking your role more seriously and act like a leader,” she said to me. “And that means dressing like one too.”
“Have you ever heard of the dumb blonde trope?”
“I like that I can just sit on the couch and have a beer while you cook and it doesn’t have to have any deeper meaning than that. I guess I take it for granted that you don’t read anything more into that, like a lot of girls would.”
I am a feminist, and I did not vote for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries. If you are surprised by that, then this post is for you.
India is one of the very few countries that have recognized Hijras or transgender as the third gender.
Regardless of what my political views are, any candidate who dismisses my power and equality as a woman loses my vote.
For as long as I can remember I’ve known that I was interested in non-normative expressions of gender, bored by what “masculinity” means culturally and what it is supposed to look like visually.
I wish society would stop telling little boys that showing emotion is the same thing as being a girl. And being a girl is the same thing as being weak.
Never ever second guess yourself.
Maybe they’re not from a planet named after a Greek god but they do things that you just don’t understand. Is it how they were raised? Is it because of some hormone that you lack?