gender categories

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The KTSA | Category 1 | OTP of the Year

Voting: Closed~

Nominees of MALE OTP of the Year

Baekyeol (EXO’s Baekhyun and Chanyeol)

Originally posted by parkchny

Meanie (Seventeen’s Mingyu and Wonwoo)

Originally posted by jisootherabbit

Yoonmin (BTS’ Suga and Jimin)

Originally posted by syubbie

Nominees of FEMALE OTP of the Year

Moonsun (Mamamoo’s Solar and Moonbyul)

Originally posted by mamamoos

Wenrene (Red Velvet’s Wendy and Irene)

Originally posted by dumblets

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I hate the people that try to be smartasses about the x or y lesbian thing, like “I pick both because I don’t believe in preferences based on arbitrary categories like gender ;)” like cool story Jenny but genders aren’t like seasons or ice cream flavors, they carry a bit more societal weight than that, and you’re hardly the first person to tell me I should be attracted to men even though I largely find them to be terrifying and awful people, so get in line. 


oki doki this took me like two days lol
theres only ten for each category ( gender, class, element, weapon, race, and animal) so im sorry if i didnt cover a gender or race ect you were hoping to see

example: i got warhammer, orc, house cat, genderfluid, warrior, blood so my character would be a genderfluid orc warrior with some connection to house cats (like whatever i want it to be, it could be the animal travel companion or spirit animal or like whatever you want yeah man?)

have fun creating owo

anonymous asked:

What made them think you were an egalitarian?

i was questioning the existence of gender’s categories post-capital and talking about how it’s all relative and socially constructed, which i thought would be fairly noncontroversial coming out of a talk dealing with “The Marxist Approach” to women’s liberation which explicitly dealt with the arrival of the sexual division of labor and women as an exploitable population, but the room took that to mean that i was saying Gender Is Fake Therefore We Can Pretend Its Not There, which is an amazing interpretation of what i was saying. they were confusing description with prescription so i had to walk them back through it and talk about how all of this plays into actual every day politics (someone asked me if it even mattered) before they understood my point. after that everyone cooled down a bit. some people left before it all got sorted out so i’m sure a few of them still think i’m evil but hopefully the people that understood me will clear things up although i’m not banking on that.

5.1.1 - Gender categories 

Note: 1 - the languages in the Americas refer to the pre-colonization distribution of families. 2 - Gender categories refer here to the assignement of a gender to a noun which may be marked morphologically in several ways. It has nothing to do with expressing natural gender.

Masculine, feminin and neuter are characteristic of Indo-European languages. Many of them have lost the neuter like romance languages (except romanian and asturian), celtic languages, baltic languages, and most Indo-Aryan languages. Some, like dutch, danish and swedish have merged the masculin and the feminin into a common gender, making thus a distinction more similar to animate and inanimate.

Genderless languages are the most common: Turkic, Tungunsic, Sino-Tibetan, Mongolic, Koreanic, Japonic, Kartvelian, Pontic, Uralic, Austronesian, Austroasiatic, Dravidic (except Tamil), Tai-Kadai, Pama-Nyungan and most australian languages, Tupi-Gê-Carib, Arawan, Arawak, Na-Dene, Eskimo-Aleut, and many others in Papua and the Americas. English and Afrikaans lost all gender marking except in pronouns (he, she, it, for example).

Several classes occur in most Niger-Congo languages, Caspian languages, Khoisan languages and some aboriginal australian languages. They may contain animal genders, vegetal genders, genders for rocks and many other categories.

Animate and inanimate gender is common in some Amerindian families such as Algic, Uto-Aztecan, Quechuan, Aymara, Mapudungun, Iroquoian, Siouan.

If ‘queer’ means that we are generally people whose gender and sexuality is 'unfixed’ then what room is there in a queer movement for those who understand themselves as requiring – and wanting – a clear gender category within a binary frame? Or what room is there for people who require a gender designation that is more or less unequivocal in order to function well and to be relieved of certain forms of social ostracism? […] [S]ome people very much require a clear name and gender, and struggle for recognition on the basis of that clear name and gender.
—  Judith Butler, interviewed by Sara Ahmed
Fragile White Egos

So much post-left anti-idpol is fucking pathetic whining. ffs. I’m so glad I don’t spend a lot of time reading this crap.

Lawrence Jarach, ie. 

For most women liberationists, the category of Woman — reduced to a hermetic category based only on gender — became the only category of importance. The denigration and oppression of women was clear everywhere: discrimination, rape and other forms of violence, harassment, the expectation and enforcement of motherhood and heterosexuality, and the myriad ways of keeping women dependent and subservient. Women liberationists declared Patriarchy to be the Enemy, some taking the next logical step and making Men — reduced to a hermetic category based only on gender — the Enemy.

For most black nationalists, the category of Black — reduced to a hermetic category based on genetics and race — became the only category of importance. The denigration and oppression of blacks was clear everywhere: discrimination in the form of Jim Crow, lynching and other forms of violence, harassment (especially by law enforcement), the expectation and enforcement of servility, and the myriad ways of keeping black people dependent and subservient. Black nationalists declared White Racism to be the Enemy, some taking the next logical step and making White People — reduced to a hermetic category based on genetics and race — the Enemy.

Gross conceptual error in an outline for an argument against essentialism, no less. What is it with these guys? 

White people aren’t “the enemy”; white supremacy and whiteness are the problem. White men who complain about feminism and about having to think about whiteness are the problem. And colorblindness is racism. You aren’t going to have successful class struggle if you cannot embrace struggle from other than a traditional white male perspective.

How sensitive are these guys? Like these “preliminary theses” of his are utter bullshit summaries of big problems. Somebody didn’t like bell hooks or Derrick Bell, huh. Somebody feels like he’s not gonna be leader in contemporary communities of struggle, is really what I think is up. 

What is shit like this doing in the anarchist community?


“Transgenders, better known as hijras in India, are not like their counterparts in other parts of the world. Indians consider them sacred, touched by God. Their blessings are auspicious and generally accompanied by their signature clapping. They’re often invited to bless newborns and newly weds. In fact, most hijras make their living by exchanging blessings for cash at traffic signals. With the help of hijras, [Channel V] wanted to educate reckless motorists, about a very basic safety procedure they constantly ignored.”

The Seatbelt Crew attempted to engage motorists in a ‘brief safety announcement’ at one such traffic signal. The amazing gender non-conforming individuals, who according to the law fall under the Third Gender category, lent their invaluable support to the cause.

Full video here: [x]

I’m going to just right off the bat say that any trans discourse that frames cisness as invariably untraumatic is Bad discourse. The idea of cisness as comfort assumes that there can even be such a thing as comfortable female embodiment, something that’s arguably made impossible, or at the very least improbable, by the nature of gender as a category. We can’t, as many trans politics do, regard manhood and womanhood as value-neutral identities, we have to view them in the context of patriarchy.
France now recognizes a legal third gender for intersex people
France’s intersex population scored a major legal victory on Wednesday. For the first time, a French court recognized a third legal gender option, making the nation the second in Europe, along with Germany, to recognize a gender identity beyond woman and man.

Last week, France became the second nation in Europe to legally recognize a third gender. The new “neutral gender” category will hopefully help to decrease the number of unnecessary genital surgeries performed on intersex babies and increase acceptance of trans people. 

The catch is that the third gender option applies only to intersex people. Trans or nonbinary people who don’t fit into the male or female checkboxes will still be forced to choose between those two. This is standard in some countries that have introduced third genders, but not all of them – New Zealand, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh all have third-gender laws that allow transgender people to opt in, too. 

Many of the world’s third-gender laws are underpinned by this kind of rigid biological determinism. In Germany, too, parents of children born with both male and female sex characteristics can leave the gender space on the birth certificate blank, thus labeling the baby “indeterminate.” When those kids are old enough to decide whether they want to keep that term or identify as a man or woman, they can choose to place an X on their passports in place of an M or an F.

Australia’s third-gender category, which was affirmed in the country’s highest court last year, is bound by bodily norms, too, albeit in a different way. The “non-specific” gender identification is only available to transgender people who’ve undergone gender affirmation surgery, which defies any sense of logic about the way gender works. That somebody who identifies as neither a man nor a woman (a sociological distinction, not a biological one) should be forced to change their body to conform to a different biological sex standard exposes Western society’s deep distrust of those who live unapologetically outside accepted gender norms.

Tomorrow is Intersex Awareness Day, so this is especially timely. We have to keep working toward acceptance and equal treatment for people with all kinds of bodies, all kinds of identities and all kinds of genders. Nothing less. 

This is the gender breakdown of Sexplanations’ audience for the last 28 days:

Here’s what I take away from it:

1. YouTube Analytics really needs to update their demographic options. Even including a ‘third gender’ or ‘other’ category would be so much more inclusive, informative, and accurate. 

2. Dear Females, come learn! I want for you to feel educated and cared for and safe in your unique sexuality. More orange, please!

3. The Vagina Toys video REALLY altered the stats this month. Just look at the stats for this episode alone:

In case you were wondering, How to Use a Tampon stats compare:

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UT monster gender notes

Earlier I realised Purple Grillby’s gender is called ‘mastermind’ (no kinky connotations*).

Monsters in my multiverse/setting/fanon have lots of genders (and yes, we’re still talking genders not as in personality types but as in social/cultural roles and sets of behaviours, though they are all pretty flexible categories). 'No gender’ is likely also respected as an option. The genders don’t all have their own pronouns, and the great majority of monsters use they/them, she/her, he/him or it/it.

Another one Grillby has mentioned is 'softboy’, while according to my Frisk, Papyrus and Mettaton’s gender is 'star’ (bonus fact: so is Onion-san’s).

*Well, he says, it can have kinky connotations if you like.

[S]exualities are not immediately readable from the biological body, as categories of gender and race are most often presumed to be, yet they are tightly tied to notions of physicality–of what one does with one’s body. Sexualities must be rendered visible through performative markers of speech, movement, fashion, or subcultural cues. They must, in a sense, be declared. This declaration can be made or rendered mute through dance as an embodied practice. The “swish” of a male wrist or the strong strides of a female can, in certain contexts and for certain viewers, be kinesthetic “speech-acts” that declare antinormative sexuality.
—  Jane C. Desmond,
Making the Invisible Visible: Staging Sexualities through Dance

On non-binaries in SU

I’ve seen some comments on my and other’s posts on Steven Universe. They are along the vein of SU as a show where it’s the traditional gender roles flipped backwards (females are stereotypically stronger, while males are stereotypically weaker) or that we need to see male villains or male gems come out.

These are just my thoughts on the matter, as someone who feels like they never fit in with all the neat categories we have in society. I don’t think they can fully represent what the movements have been talking about, but I do think representation is important so I would at least want to have this said, and I want people to know that when I write posts and analyses and theories, these are the values that underlie my thought processes.

The first thing I want to point out, is that by wanting to have diametrically opposed categories for gender, we’re still falling into the trap of viewing the world in binaries. I mentioned in this post that for the longest time, people have been taught to understand the world in terms of these opposites. Binaries refer to splitting everything we understand neatly into two. Male and Female. Right and Wrong. Light and Dark. Day and Night.

What I mean by understand is that we tend to explain one of those things in terms of the other. For instance, what is doing the wrong thing? It is not doing the right thing. What is day? It is the time when the sun is up. What is night? IT is the time when the sun is down. Binaries cause us not to notice that we can actually have grey areas, that not everything can fit so neatly into two categories and by extension, not everything just fits neatly into categories themselves.

In fact, the fact that the world non-binary as in “not binary” has to be used so that people can get their message across that there’s more than just two sides to the story, shows how entrenched this thinking is. But the good news is, we’re starting to move away from a world that relies on this kind of thinking. We’re starting to understand that there are more than two genders, and more importantly, we’re realising that there’s more to people than just their gender,  race, religion, socioeconomic standing, or political views. 


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Friendly reminder that the term “bisexual” was first applied to bi people by Richard von Krafft-Ebing based on the assumption that bi people had brains that were typical of “both” genders, and that prior to this, the term bisexual was a synonym for h*rmaphrodite.

So no, bisexual has never actually meant “attracted to two and only two genders/gender categories.”