pinkgengar:


I wore that because it makes me look beautiful. I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, “Wow, I’m really great-looking.” … I think I’m the greatest, anyway.

-Iggy Pop

Happy birthday, Iggy!

pinkgengar:

I wore that because it makes me look beautiful. I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, “Wow, I’m really great-looking.” … I think I’m the greatest, anyway.

-Iggy Pop

Happy birthday, Iggy!

The idea that there are only two possible genders and that those genders are rigid and fixed is an organising principle of life in most modern societies. It affects everything, from how we dress to whom we can marry and what work we get to do to whether or not we will be paid for that work.

Discussion of conditions such as intersexuality threatens all that. It gives the lie to the gender binary, exposing it as not just flawed, but scientifically inaccurate. And so we carry on shoving intersex and transgender folk to one side and forcing everyone who isn’t “normal” to damn well act that way or face harassment, discrimination and violence, from the playground to the pulpit.