Thursday, November 20, 2008

Androgynous- gender fuck

Main Entry:
an·drog·y·nous Listen to the pronunciation of androgynous
Latin androgynus hermaphrodite, from Greek androgynos, from andr- + gynē woman

1: having the characteristics or nature of both male and female
2 a: neither specifically feminine nor masculine b: suitable to or for either sex
3: having traditional male and female roles obscured or reversed

— an·drog·y·nous·ly adverb

— an·drog·y·ny Listen to the pronunciation of androgyny \-nē\ noun

Androgynous traits are those that either have no gender value, or have some aspects generally attributed to the opposite gender. Physiological androgyny (compare intersex), which deals with physical traits, is distinct from behavioral androgyny which deals with personal and social anomalies in gender, and from psychological androgyny, which is a matter of gender identity.

I love it. There is this great collective location unknown, but more literature for the collective pours out of eugene,oregon than anywhere... i remember a few years back i saw this poster on a cork board at swt. and it made me smile FINALLY FINALLY someone put what i feel into words. maybe not the most eloquent but definitley to the point and relatable.
im really glad these guys are around!

I like this idea of crossing gender characteristics, i am just so tired of the female identity being one which is destructive to itself and the male identity being one that is outwardly destructive.

strength should not be judged on how well you play to your genders stereotypes. forget gender. i know its kind of hard to ignore being that your gender is in between your legs, in your hormones, and sprouting on your face. but the social roles we give to gender....ignore that. be you. feminine or masculine. i'm tired of the stigma that gets attached to people because they step outside the gender box. go androgyny!

matt and kim...female badass drummer.... nerdy emotional singer guy... good stuff.

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