Identity Liberationist

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Autogynephilia 2008

Femme Boy in Tight Black Skinny Jeans

I have been getting a lot of mileage out of my black skinny jeans and black velvet jacket.
Hot Pink and Black are my colors at the moment.
Regarding makeup I settle on a black pencil eyliner.
My hair is long enough to play with now whick is a daunting but fun task. I have been doing my hair in a ponytail for the first time in my life. While I was at Harbin Hotsprings last week I got my hair braided by other girls. It is kind of a feeling of primates grooming each other.
Neither I nor the boys I grew up with ever got to exprerience these genderered activities. In a sense boy culture cuts the Male-Born off from a primal sociality.

February 9 2010
Hardt & Negri point out Identity Politics have the choice of retrenchment in Identity Nationalism or can push for liberation from Identity. The classic case of retrenchment is Black Nationalism, but it is clear that the Lesbian Nationalism of San Francisco 2010 belongs in this category. Even the term Queer is being mutated into a form of LGBT nationalism. The term Transgender was originally a cry for liberation from gender but has become appropriated as a vehicle for Trans-centric Identity Nationalism. San Francisco Transgender is splitting into the retrenched ‘Trans’ Category and into an Anti-Gender Genderqueer Category.
For me unboxed ‘Femme’ is still a liberatory category.

  1. Gabriel says:

    I’ve found trans is a tough word to use because people almost seem offended when they realize I’m not interested in surgery and have pretty fluid expression. Femme can be frustrating, though, because you always have to explain it. But it definitely does work much better.

  2. nes says:

    what is lesbian nationalism? especially in linking it to a city like san francisco? it makes it make me think of texas state-nationalists. i guess you’re using nationalism as a euphanism? maybe i am green but please explain. btw, this is colleen’s gf and she sent me a link. HI!

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