We are the movement
One among us: Profiling the faces of the gender-rights movement
Stacia is a 26-year-old activist and grad. student from Illinois. She also teaches two courses at Southern Illinois University, the sociology of gender and sociology of religion. About her gender identity, she writes: I struggle with my gender identification right now. On myspace, I check female. If I could enter my own, I would say genderqueer. Neither gender nor sexual orientation are binary. This is something I try so hard to get across to students in the gender courses I teach. Two boxes to choose from....that's just not enough. It[']s time to stop rendering intersex and gender[-]variant individuals invisible. Let's also acknowledge the amazing sexual diversity online (Yes, folks, there is, in fact, life beyond the gay/straight binary.) Let us decide what we will write in for gender and sexual orientation!
Stacia is a passionate supporter of our cause, using her understanding of society's grey-area qualities to educate her students.
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Because gender isn't binary
What is the purpose of this website?
The point of this website is to encourage MySpace.com to allow its users an option to fill in their own gender instead of having to choose between "male" and "female." This website also advocates allowing users to fill in their own sexual orientation instead of having a list of MySpace-defined selections for people to choose from.
What can I do?
Post a bulletin. Friend this website. Put it in your top gazillion. Place a graphic on your MySpace page. Tell everyone you know about us. Tell everyone you know about it. Set your gender to be "female" if you're "male" or "male" if you're "female." Refuse to fill in your gender. Fill in your sexual orientation like this, where "queer" is whatever you identify as, including "gay," "pansexual," "bisexual," "straight," "asexual," "ally," whatever:
To get this:
So that when someone quickly scans your status box, they'll take your "hometown" listing to be your "orientation" because they're so used to your "orientation" being listed after "status."
AND! ..NEW.. 081207 | Thanks to a submission, you can also now write your own "details" box with a few simple steps. Check it out here!
What is the difference between sex and gender?
"Sex" is a biological definition -- it strictly pertains to what's between your legs. So your sex is your penis, vagina, or intersexed genitalia. EDIT | 082307 | Several people have written in to note that sex also includes the legal and social classes associated with the social construct of sex -- that is, that sex is not only a biological definition, but it is also carries a much stronger social definition "invented by ... participants in a particular culture or society[,] ...exist[ing] because people agree to behave as if it exists or follow conventional rules."..1..What this means, basically, is that sex exists in the binary form the mainstream ascribes to today because society decided sex was binary, which means that it's just as easy for society to "undecide" that sex is binary as well.
"Gender," however, is an emotional or mental concept of what you believe your sex to be -- for some people, this means that, even though they have a vagina, they feel more comfortable identifying as male. For others, they have a penis and are comfortable identifying as male. And for others still, no matter what their genitalia is, they don't feel comfortable identifying as any of the "traditional" genders. What's important with gender is that it is an individual's self-defined concept of gender, and it is what makes them feel comfortable.
All you gotta do is highlight, copy and paste the text in the text box beneath the image to a field on your MySpace page, like the "about me" field.
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Contact InfoWho made this group?
*waves* Hi, I'm Liam. I'm 23 and I'm from Maine. I identify as a genderqueer transboi. You can check out my muzak here.
Is there anybody else 'round this hurr place that I can talk to?
I have a question!
Excellent! E-mail us at email@example.com and we'll try to get back to you within 24 hours. ..
Supporters.. We believe that gender is not binary, that freedom of gender expression is a RIGHT, not a privilege, and that MySpace's gender options should be more inclusive, including the ability to write in one's own gender AND the option to NOT specify a gender.
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
University Of Maine At Farmington
2008 to Present
- Farmington, ME
- Graduated: N/A