Gender Magick


I'm a 26 year-old genderqueer boycreature from Vermont. This Tumblr is devoted to connecting with my trans peers worldwide and also sharing my experience from beyond/between the gender binary. This is an ode to embodiments of intentional androgyny, permanent liminality, genderf*ck, chaos magic, and the subversion of oft-uncontested heteronormativity. Stay tuned and watch me sing myself into being... :) In addition to gender-related stuff, there may occasionally be content relating to spirituality/the occult, gaming, ecology, sci-fi, psytrance and other magickal things.

Oct 14
obvs  I love this and it totally represents my views. However I can’t help  thinking that despite the strength of the argument in our minds, many  people do not believe that fetuses can be gay because they believe that  queers are made not born. So being gay is not equated with being born or  alive, but rather it is a choice or is an effect of environmental  factors. Therefore, this sentiment would not cause  many people to change their minds, as a more fundamental  epistemological change is needed. Of course I myself do think that  gender variance is in some ways prefigured in the womb (and then this  groundwork is elaborated by socialization of course - duh, reductionism  is so dumb), as there is now evidence showing that brains of trans and  gay people structurally belie their outwardly manifested gender/sex  behavioral differences. Nor do I feel that this pathologizes queers,  because as is being shown by neuroscienctific research there is arguably  no such thing as a neurotypical brain (amazing). This particular conversation has been happening outside of consideration of LGBT questions in neuroscience (which are of course a minority), which to me speaks to it as definitely a boon to ideas about LGBT identity.
obvs I love this and it totally represents my views. However I can’t help thinking that despite the strength of the argument in our minds, many people do not believe that fetuses can be gay because they believe that queers are made not born. So being gay is not equated with being born or alive, but rather it is a choice or is an effect of environmental factors. Therefore, this sentiment would not cause many people to change their minds, as a more fundamental epistemological change is needed. Of course I myself do think that gender variance is in some ways prefigured in the womb (and then this groundwork is elaborated by socialization of course - duh, reductionism is so dumb), as there is now evidence showing that brains of trans and gay people structurally belie their outwardly manifested gender/sex behavioral differences. Nor do I feel that this pathologizes queers, because as is being shown by neuroscienctific research there is arguably no such thing as a neurotypical brain (amazing). This particular conversation has been happening outside of consideration of LGBT questions in neuroscience (which are of course a minority), which to me speaks to it as definitely a boon to ideas about LGBT identity.

  1. gendermagick posted this