Great post on the silliness of gendered items and conforming to expected gender roles. I just chucked it all out the window, or tried to, when I came out as agender.
It’s more than just wanting a ‘ladies’ handbag’. Jonathan Boniface explains why he’s tired with traditional notions of gender and masculinity that no one chooses, but which still dominate how society at large views us.
I was rather amused a couple of weeks ago when a video of a French cabin crew member doing the safety demonstration was doing the rounds. The gentleman in question had adopted a somewhat ‘unique’ way of grabbing his public’s attention because, as anyone who flies frequently will admit, no one *really* pays attention to the safety announcement anymore. I am as guilty of this as the next person – I figure that if the plane does actually go down, I’m probably dead regardless of whether I adopt the correct brace position. Oh and you can bet your life that if we did, by some miracle, survive an emergency landing, no one is coming between…
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