Poll: Gender presentation - the funcrunch files
|Jul. 9th, 2013 10:09 pm Poll: Gender presentation24 notes - Make notes |
|Date:||July 10th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)|| |
See, I can think of speech patterns, mannerisms, hobbies, etc, that are culturally tagged as masculine or feminine. Almost uniformly, they're things I find annoying, on either side -- the kind of stuff you see from overgrown fratboys, and Marina girls, and the like...
Culture has tagged working on cars as a masculine hobby and sewing as a feminine hobby. I think culture is full of shit there, but I don't think the hobbies themselves are annoying - I take part in both of them :)
|Date:||July 10th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it's possible that with the things I don't find annoying, my brain has simply stripped the gender tags off. I've met plenty of XYs who crochet, weave, etc, and XXs who are way more into cars and sports than I am. And of course I cook and do the dishes more than you do. And so on. Whereas with the kind of highly-gendered mannerisms I'm thinking of, which I find irritating (and don't want to be around people who have them), the gendered-ness is part of what I dislike about them.
I know we have a fair number of friends who have done 23-and-me but even the ones who have have not divulged the status of their sex chromosomes to me. So that seems like a poor way to identify people.
I suppose I should get mine checked. But even if I do, sweet flying spaghetti monster, please never use them as my identity. Ever.