A few days ago, I ordered three gorgeous and very different pairs of pointed shoes. I’m wishing hard that they’re going to actually arrive before my ‘Applicant Day’ at Sunderland; the novelty of wearing a new pair of shoes seems to be one of the better confidence methods.
I will probably be doing a review of them all on my main blog. I did my Cabot Circus Haul a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed looking at and writing about what I bought so I’m going to make hauls a bit of a regular feature.
In other news, late last night I was chatting online to my good friend, Indy, who studies at Durham University. We were talking about the possibility of me going to Sunderland and how by us both being so close to one another we would benefit from it enormously. We also got a bit carried away and started looking at some of the things we might do at weekends and it’s safe to say that I seriously underestimated the appeal of the North East. The beaches are beautiful and there are several champagne and cocktail bars such as Ebony.
So that’s it from me really. Nothing overly exciting to report. Have a good weekend!
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It’s starting to make me a little bit crazy when people tell me (and other people with non-binary identities) to essentially stop making a big deal out of gender. I keep hearing phrases like ‘you can’t change what just is’ or ‘you are the way you are’, which to me just translate as ‘you are a girl so hush your girlie mouth, sit down, and shut up.’
Even if you see yourself as an open minded human, when you dismiss the fact that gender is infinitely more complex and abstract than simply ‘male’ and ‘female’, you are marginalizing any people who are not cisgender. You are taking away our freedom of expression and our right to say fuck you to the patriarchal understanding of gender the roles that oppress us all.
Don’t tell me how difficult you find it to use the pronouns ‘they/them/theirs’… when it’s harder for some people to step out into the streets knowing that they’re probably going to be harassed because their gender expression isn’t congruent with their biological sex.
Gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex are independent of one another. Re-think gender, people.. Ask, don’t assume. It’s not as pink and blue as you think.Joan Middleton, my friend.
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Photograph by Greg Kessler.
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