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This Is Not Normal

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  “When you wear clothes like that, you look like a cheap girl.” The words you’re trying to use are “You look like a sex worker, which bothers my misogynistic heart to no end” I’m not even a girl, but I don’t have the words To tell you that femininity is just a small part of what you can’t understand. I’ve been told that I should dress...

Iammorethanonething

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Gender is never neutral, To assume that someone’s gender is neutral or non-existent because it doesn’t exist between two rigid poles Of a gender binary is arrogant and selfish Even with those of us that do not have a gender, Our identities and how we show them Are a deliberate choice. And we’re fucking proud of it. Many of us don’t exactly know what our gender is And our...

Joan Zahra Dark

Hi! I'm Joan Zahra Dark, currently one of the worker-owners of Bluestockings Cooperative, a bookstore and community space based in the Lower East Side of NYC. I'm a writer and public speaker for my job and in my free time as well as a critic on various websites alongside this one! I love talking about queer comics, trans speculative fiction and why we all want to bang and/or be robots!

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