Gender is not as simple as putting people into neat boxes of “male” or “female.” A useful way to understand gender diversity is the gender health model, which encourages people to fully explore all parts of their gender identity and gender expression. Gender identity is one’s internal sense of self as male, female, both, neither, … Read more Gender and sex are complex.
“I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.” ― Michael Stipe, musician, artist, and activist We all do it. Some of us do it more than others. Some of us feel guilty … Read more Gender, sexuality, and other things that don’t belong in boxes
“Little boxes made of ticky tacky And they all look just the same” Little Boxes, by Malvina Reynolds Humans and categories Oh how we humans love our boxes! Black/white, good/bad, Democrat/Republican, female/male. These nice neat categories make us feel safe, like we understand the world around us! It’s true that categories are incredibly useful. They … Read more “You’re trying to ‘squish out’ my kid”: Is it time to revise our gender boxes?