Did you ever play that game when you were a kid where you repeat a word over and over again until it just sounds like random sounds?
Turns out the technical term for that is Semantic Saitiation.
Listen as I experiment with the word woman to try and unlock why it's awkward for me.
I had to write lines a lot as a girl mostly due to talking too much. This explores the conditioning we receive from repeated messages about how we should present our genders and how those genders are valued.
"What are you wearing? You never wear skirts."
"I wear what I want to"
Looking for creative ways to vent outrage I talked to a couple of the big banks about the gender neutral pronoun Mx.
This really happened to me and my best friend when we were in year 5.
Those boys had conflated gender expression and sexuality. I'm sure not for the last time. Nothing had taught any of us at that point that gender was anything to question or think about.
Hello and welcome to my contributions to the Sharing Stories Beyond Gender project.
I'm a cis female type creature (she / her pronouns please) who has come to think about all things gender by: