Boy as gender
I like the hoodie with the velvet jacket. It is not male-butch at all. It is femme but well suited to my male body. It is femme and boy simultaneously. The plunging neckline is femme to my mind, but I definitely see it in queer male fashion. The silhouette is kind of Edwardian boy’s clothes. Somewhere between sissy boy and dandy boy. I will choose another color for leggings next time. Forest green tights perhaps?
My hair is growing out long enough to be fun. I feel very glam when I put product in my hair. I am starting to hear Adam Ant and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Glam was a great period of gender liberation for males. It got rolled back by the Reagan Revolution, but it is great to have those fashion referents to play with.
I read the sublimefemme.wordpress.com blog last night. It is great to read about other gender explorers. It is good to see confirmation of high femme as a queer gender. I have a big background in postmodern theory, but I am brand spanking new to the queer movement. I am going through a second adolescence as I find the place in the queer world that I feel comfortable (and where I am accepted). I am inspired by the discourse on micro-genders and gender galaxies though.
Yesterday I said that I did not want to identify as girl for the time being, but then i feel gendered by others as man. I am going to play with the gender “boy”. I am fascinated by this possibility. I can authentically claim this non-masculine gender, because I lived it for so many years. The years before my brain was addled by testosterone and my body was masculinized. I like it. The boy gender-fashion spectrum is huge. I like it as a way for males to flee the butch-male identity. There are all kinds of micro-genders to play with. Femmeboy, dandyboy, sissyboy or just boy. hink of it as an experimentation of male-bodied femme. Yay for performative gender!!