“To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.”
I love that I can still have these incredible discussions about Norse mythology and gender theory even though I’m no longer a college student. I often miss chatting about the intricacies of ancient gods over cups of coffee with my classmates. But every so often, I’ll have a gem pop up online that I can… Continue reading (Mis)Gendering Loki?: Thoughts From Tumblr
I had seen in some online spaces the mentioning of genders outside or beyond the cis/trans binary, which had confused me at first. It makes sense, though, of course, especially when you consider transness as a reaction to the man/woman gender binary. There are sociocultural genders that don’t exist within the sex/gender or cis/trans binary. Hines talks about the research of Kai Pyle on Two Spirit people, or Poiva Junior Ashleigh Feu’u on Fa’afafine cultures, for example (27). Transgender discourse has largely been Western-centric, and so limited and warped. … Continue reading Blogging, TikTok, and the cis/trans binary
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