1/thread: Had a brain-shattering convo with a teen about #pronouns. I think many adults poo-poo 💩 the topic, but I [an adult by any measure] have some alternative thoughts🙋.
2/thread: Alot of what the teen said was hard for me to understand. Ie, sometimes the teen prefers she/her; other times they/them. I was like, "How do we know which? How do YOU know which?" 🤔I could understand why older, set-in-their-ways folks wouldn't at ALL get it👀.
3/thread: But THAT thought--how older generations were raised with pretty linear🙈, narrow🙉, "accepted roles" 🙊(for men & women; for Americans & "foreigners," etc) made a💡turn on for me.
Rappel: on peut s'identifier dans plusieurs orientations sexuelles appartenant au spectre asexuel, car l'asexualité est un parapluie d'orientations sexuelles diverses, ayant pour point commun que l'on ne ressent pas d'attirance sexuelle, ou peu, ou à certains moments. (2/15)
Asexualité: orientation sexuelle où la personne ressentira peu, pas du tout, ou dans certains cas seulement, une attirance sexuelle.
Asexuel.le: personne ne ressentant pas d'attirance sexuelle.
Allosexuel.le: personne qui ressent de l'attirance sexuelle. (3/15)
Those of us who love more than one sex/gender use many different labels, but we share a common experience: our presence makes people uncomfortable. Our very existence as #bisexual threatens heteronormativity and the gender binary. —@SaraRamirez#HRCTwitterTakeover
In the late 1980s and 1990s an epidemic of female-to-male (#FTM] #transsexualism began in Western countries. Women who had previously identified as #butchlesbians, or been afraid to identify as #lesbians despite loving women, began to opt for surgical mutilation.
In the last few years, queer theory and its implications for political action have been subjected to critiques from some gay sociologists who have not been prepared to abandon their materialist analyses for the delights of post-structuralism, as well as from lesbian feminists.
These critics have argued that queer theory is the child of a certain anti-liberation historical moment, and is therefore individualist and anti-materialist as well as sexist.
"I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to warn you about a dangerous psychiatrist at Fenway Behavioral Health, Dr. Howard Hernandez. I apologize for not writing this sooner, but I didn't feel ready to share this until now."
"About thirteen months ago I saw Dr. Hernandez for the first time. It was an initial intake visit, so much of our time was taken up by completing my history."