IT ALREADY SAID IT HAD BEEN SHIPPED MAY 5TH WHAT I’M SO CONFUSED!!!!!!
holy shit, does this mean something?
Cis people seem to think that self-identification is only for trans folks. They don’t have to ‘identify’ as men and women– they just ARE! Their gender isn’t ‘self-identified,’ it’s ‘self-evident!’
What they fail to understand is that self identification is the only meaningful way to determine gender. Any other method is wholly dependent upon what that doctor said way back when we were still red, wrinkly, writhing, screaming newborn messes, completely unformed as individuals and without any identity at all to speak of, too bloody and scrunchy-faced to even be called cute. The fact is that cis people self-identify too– they just happen to agree with what the doctor said all those years ago. Anybody who answers the question of ‘are you a man?’ or ‘are you a woman?’ with ‘yes’ has just self-identified.” —Asher Bauer, Not Your Mom’s Trans 101 (Tranarchism)
This group of Mexican American flappers are standing in a park somewhere in Southern California. The only woman identified is Lucinda Ordonez, who’s standing second from the right. The photograph was taken in 1925.
Credit: Los Angeles Public Library