Sexy Corset and Tights @wickedground | Dec 2009
Dec 27, 2009
Alison put me in her corset at Wicked Grounds, the San Francisco coffee shop and took this shot. The Barrista said, "Hell, if you can’t play dress up here, where can you do it?" As always I find it interesting how much of the feminine body is produced by fashion which exaggerates curves in females and hides curves in males.
I have worn these leggings on many occasions but the high heeled boots produce a constructed female legs and butt. Notice also how baring the shoulders is a total female effect, as though males do not have bare shoulders.
I actually like what you do with gender a lot, because despite being a gender atheist, I think it’s genuinely subversive. And the extent of that subversiveness can be judged by the ruffled feathers elsewhere.
You are too kind sweetie. I agree that what I am trying to do is subversive.
- I believe that Gender Inversion is common and (more or less) innate.
- I think Mab (Male At Birth) femininity is very widely spread and ruthlessly suppressed/repressed.
- Transexuality is a historically and culturally specific identity category for gender inverts
- Feminine Gay Males are also gender inverts but the current gay male identity politics deny all link between gender inversion and the gay male identity category
- Both homophobia and transphobia (in the sense of irrational fear rather than hate) are actually the same thing they are an irrational fear of gender inversion
- in late modern America Mab gender inversion is much more taboo than Fab (Female At Birth) gender inversion, and elicits a more violent response
- The Transsexual identity usually entails a radical disidentification with the birth sex, and from all inverts who do not radically disidentify
- Disidentification of Transexual inverts from non-transsexual inverts and vice versa has had a divide-and-conquer effect, which keeps Mab gender inversion invisible and keeps its destabilizing effects contained
- The transsexual narrative of gender inversion as illness or pathology is profoundly body-negative and is a form of internalized Invertphobia
- The Transsexual Mab emphasis on passing as Fab helps to keep inversion invisible. It exchanges one closet for another closet