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Feb 23

Metta lyrics 3: Gender and Sexuality

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Lyrics

Gender and Sexuality

A queer proclaimed,
“Gay, straight or bi – whatever you label me you are still judging me”
To this, I nod my head.
No less than a moment later, they asked me, “Are you a boy or a girl?”
Disbelief filled my eyes as I said, “Gender is also a form of hierarchy and oppression.”
I left it at that.

Why does gender matter even to those who claim not to judge?
It is polite to ask pronouns for referencing someone in talk but gender doesn’t matter it’s a social construct.