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Posts made in July, 2010

Call Me Queer

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 in Gender, LGBTQ, Writing | 1 comment

Queer, by its very definition, is a word for the fringe. It represents the "off," the strange, the not-quite-anything. Queer is both an adjective and a verb. To queer something means to skew it, recontextualize it, or remediate it. Sometimes this means to apply a strictly queer sexual context to something, as in "queering art" by laying over a canon a queer sensibility (such as skewed gender roles, homo-eroticism, or kink, for instance). Sometimes, it means taking something out of context so that its essence can be better understood. Thus, queer is both an addition and a subtraction, inclusive and exclusive.

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Gender Theater

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 in Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, Sexuality | 2 comments

Gendered traits are completely arbitrary, yet we are sold them as if they are real things. Once you start getting clued into the sheer ridiculousness of gender, you start to see it everywhere.

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Noggin Full

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Noggin Full

Blarg.  After a very full, rich, fabulous weekend, my noggin is overloaded.  No blog post today.  Hopefully I’ll get something up tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Knitting is Not Writing

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 in Writing | Comments Off on Knitting is Not Writing

I enjoy this tiny march to an end point. Each day, a new, perfect row appears. I can turn off my brain and watch the stitches add up. It's a simple pattern, so little backtracking is necessary to remind me where I left off. The pattern is there, it's not going anywhere, and I can follow along at my leisure. I'm not very attached to the outcome- while I'd like to add a hand-knit sweater to my wardrobe, my reputation, ego, and career aren't reliant on the completion of the sweater. No one in my community is asking "When can I see the sweater?" You see where I'm going with this?

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Naivete, thy name is Allison

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 in Publishing, Writing | 1 comment

I was supposed to take a small vacation from my book while waiting for my readers to get back to me with their feedback. Naivete, thy name is Allison.

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