Gender is a social construct. Gender is a drag. Gender is over. Gender has become a battleground of modern identity politics, and as the old regime of binaries comes falling down, the spectrum of possibility is widening—but the vocabulary hasn’t yet. With words lacking, aesthetics are now playing a large role. On Tumblr and Instagram, people are expressing what their gender is in new ways, by, for example, defining it as a brightly colored piece of construction equipment: I saw this photo in my Instagram feed recently and was shocked at how easily I understood what the poster was getting at. OF COURSE! This photo elegantly describes a gender with a butch sense of utility and a femme sense of flair. This single object says so much more than trying to verbally describe some balance of masculine and feminine, and instead opens up the idea of gender to include ANYTHING, and in doing so points out how we gender EVERYTHING. And then I noticed that quite a few people were posting photos like this with the caption, “This is my gender.” When I spoke to a friend of mine, Scott Reed, about the phenomenon, he said he uses the tag often on Instagram. “A lot of… Read full this story
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