I love this shot. I like the intentionality with which she constructs her drag persona.
Def: Gender Abolitionist
Social Constructivist, Post Feminist, Post Queer movement to abolish the Gender Dichotomy.
July 23 2009
I appropriated this term from an internet profile. I believe that the phenomena we label masculinity and femininity are complex, overlapping, and distributed across both male and female bodies. Gender Abolition is related to the Second Wave Feminism attempt to abolish gender expression and aim for an androgynous, genderless society. Contemporary Gender Abolition fights the Gender Dichotomy rather than gender expression. Expressing identity through fashion is drag. It is all drag. Power operates by conscribing sartorial expression and thus public identity. Enlarging my range of drag expression takes more control of the range of identities and subject positions I can take.
Linked from:Transgender Politics