On Benjamin's "Sexual Orientation Scale"
Expression and identification outside the borders of typical gendered behavior were viewed by professionals in the mid-twentieth century as illegitimate and/or fetishistic unless very specific guidelines of non-normative gender presentation were adhered to. In addition to this, it was almost exclusively transgender women who were considered by professionals for evaluation and (hopefully)...
This response is slightly late, but has nevertheless been submitted in response to this week’s Tumblr prompt. I had to watch the documentary on my own time since I was sick last week, but I finished watching it. [[MORE]] I agree in part with Nikki Sullivan’s idea that Venus Xtravaganza’s desires to become rich and spoiled were symptomatic of a heterosexual matrix as opposed to...
Intersex: A biological variation from the male/female sex binary, (not a gender variation,) which is often caused by chromosomal make-ups other than XX or XY and more often than not also influences the sex characteristics and sexual/reproductive organs of the intersex individual in question. “Intersex” and “hermaphroditism” cannot be used interchangeably, as the term...
tumblrbot asked: ROBOTS OR DINOSAURS?
This is a test post to gauge whether or not my posts are legible.