Apr 11, 2008, 05:31AM

Gender Bender

Trans poet Julia Serano visited Michigan, where she used her writing to undermine the simple definition of man and woman. From The Michigan Daily.

"What do you think of when you think of gender? Female and male? Skirts and slacks? Uggs and Axe? Common conception draws a solid line between the "feminine" and the "masculine." But what happens when you don't fit into either category?

The poem "Cocky" by writer, poetry slam champion, trans activist and trans woman Julia Serano, puts it best: "When a man is defined as … not female / And a woman is defined as … not male / I am the loose thread / That unravels the gender of everyone around me."



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