Browsing All posts tagged under »gender«

Important Decisions Should Not Be Based on Laziness or ‘Because it’ll Make Me Laugh’

October 3, 2013 by

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Right now I’m trying to figure out if this new story is in third person or first and if it’s about a boy or a girl because I’ve got chunks of text in basically every permutation. When I start writing something new I tend to simply use ‘he’ and she’ because it’s the easiest way […]

Bad Reputation

August 9, 2013 by

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I’m going to a concert this afternoon. It’s a super secret concert for super secret bands (at least, I assume that’s why I haven’t heard of them, it could just be due to that whole not-an-American thing). This song has nothing to do with that. It’s just next up in the playlist. A girl can […]

Maid, Mother, Crone

July 30, 2013 by

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I want to ask your opinion on something: What freight, if any, do the words ‘girl’, ‘young woman’ and ‘woman’ have for you — in relation to both the person referred to and the person speaking? For instance, if someone (say a person in their early twenties) referred to a person whose name they didn’t […]

I Am Not Your Boxable Statistic

June 20, 2013 by

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So now you can be an unspecified gender on some Qantas forms. Which is lovely. Because you couldn’t do that last time I flew. Also, on the ESTA* website there’s a section that says, If you obtain a new passport or change your name, gender or country of citizenship, you will be required to apply […]

Girls Versus Boys

August 22, 2012 by

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I’m sort of a disaster at writing girls. Not that I can’t write them, I just… don’t. I think the default character in my head is male. It’s weird actually, because my head certainly doesn’t default when it comes to race* or sexuality**. Anyway. Boys. Maybe it’s because in my formative years (well, formative writing […]