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2011-11-02 02:20 am (UTC)
There's a part of me that wishes that I lived in a world where it would be easy to cue people into the fact that I'm asexual and non-binary trans*, but I realize that in the kind of world in which I live, this could put me in serious danger, and I sure as hell don't want asexual and trans* identities to be exploited for entertainment the way that many racial and ethnic groups get distorted into "costumes."
Argh, yes. Every day I feel like I have to perform a gender to walk into a bathroom, or like I'm slapped with a gender I don't want every time someone looks at me. In the community I'm in now, I'm protected by state law and corporate (University, really – I work for a uni) policy based on gender identity, but I'm always afraid to be fully out, because what if I move? What if the law doesn't protect me? What if it changes the way people thing, even if it's nothing overt? I find it hard enough to navigate social networks anyway.
I hate that the world force-feeds us narratives about who we are and never leaves space to get a word in edgewise.
(...hi; found you from
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