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Patriarchy: Origins, how to Think It, and Implications

Patriarchy means, in short, “men rule”; on this one thing, at least, any of the dictionaries or feminist sites you’ll find on a quick search can agree. Feminists can further agree that men have some sort of systemic advantage that grants them economic and political – social – dominance. There …

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Afternoon InqueeryGender

AI: Identity versus Perception

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the interaction between a person’s identity and the way other people perceive them. I identify as a quiet person, but not everyone who knows me sees me the same way.  Ultimately, the reality is more complicated than either quiet or not quiet.  …

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Afternoon InqueeryGenderSex & Sexuality

AI: Navigating the Non-binary, or: Thar Be Truscum

Recently on Tumblr there was an uproar about a blogger who had created the term, “circumgender”. The creator explained that while she was assigned-female-at-birth, she should have been born assigned-male-at-birth so she could be a trans woman.     This led to an outcry from many bloggers, particularly transwomen, who …

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GenderSex & Sexuality

I am Queer: Beyond the Trans/Cis Binary

I do not feel or identify as trans. I also do not feel or identify as cis. I am comfortable being male-bodied. I am uncomfortable calling myself “man.” I do not feel that I am a woman. In some ways, I feel like a boy—as if I never went through …

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