Wednesday, 5 December 2012


So basically attending one entire semester of gender class got me really interested in the concept of  androgyny  . If you take a gender studies class, one of the things you learn is how gender and sexuality are tied together. For many people (sadly) a gender studies class is the only place where this kind of conversation happens. In our daily lives, we accept that people are either gay, straight, or  bisexual , without any possible room for  experimentation. A gender studies class is for many the first time they get to think about how sexuality works.  
Working on this project  ''The modern woman"  I came across this assertion by several sociologists how gender boundaries are fast becoming blurred . Without stomping on anybody’s sexual history or preference, I wonder what would happen if we stopped thinking in terms of sexuality altogether. What if we actually transcended these rigid demarcations and entered  a social sphere where people’s sexuality or gender was fluid, where you could be dating someone of a different gender one day and then  decide that, you want to do this other thing now — without being ridiculed, guiltied, or made to identify? What if we removed all the labels and just explored human sensation?
Most people never think about their sexual behavior like this and accept the idea that they were born straight, born gay, born male, born female. But if you play with the idea  for a little bit and imagine what, in fact, it would be like to inhabit the world of “What Ifs”, what do you discover about yourself? What do you think would happen?

For me, it would just mean being attracted to a particular person , in a particular instance.It really is a thought experiment but the truth is whether we’re gay or straight, we’re attracted to specific physical traits in INDIVIDUALS wherever they appear, not genders themselves. Because certainly  in an age where  women can transform into men and men can transform into women ; we can sleep with everyone and take the best traits of the opposite sex and make it our own, then maybe gender really doesnt exist anymore (SATC).

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