Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Oh, she's so pretty!

I'm usually pretty hesitant to say that gendered and racialized systems of power and domination function in the same or similar ways, but, that said, I feel like calling a transgendered person pretty or handsome is a lot like saying that Barak Obama is eloquent or well-spoken.

I mean, I always want to say, "It's obvious. Why are you so fucking surprised?"

1 comment:

Tim said...

At the same time, it's better than "Hey, I thought Halloween was October 31st"! Which I've gotten before...