“Are you a boy or a girl?” “…No.”

February 5, 2014

I really enjoyed the article by (and our discussion of) Joselit. I especially love that Joselit says that images do not have a gender. I wish members of our society would be as flexible when it comes to the genders of human beings. Whether we care to admit it or not, none of us are one hundred percent male or one hundred percent female and I don’t understand why we like to make a big to-do when an individual alters their own gender. I mostly identify with being a female, but I love oversized flannel shirts and combat boots, which are apparently dubbed as “boy clothes” and even though it’s very minor, I still get a lot of flack for it. Why are you concerned about where someone else identifies on the gender scale and why do you think it effects you? You shouldn’t be and it doesn’t.


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