a list poem for working-class girls trying to grow up and into themselves
1. It is okay to leave anyone and anything and anyplace that makes you feel like shit. It’s hard, but it’s okay. And fuck explaining anything to anyone, unless you want to. Let them fucking wonder.
2. Know who the fuck…
A friend of mine asked me to what ‘gay assimilationism’ means, and that’s the most accurate definition I could come up with.
You might also recognize it as the “we’re just like you” doctrine promoted by groups like the Human Rights Campaign and people like Dan Savage.
Take action against street harassment: don’t just walk on… Hollaback!
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So, if you are wondering about my pronoun use and would like it resolved once and for all, I cannot help you there. But if, like the UK in the 1980′s, you are ready to give up on the “imperial” systems of measurements in favor of new metrics, then consider my gender improvised at best, uncertain and mispronounced more often than not, irresolvable and ever shifting.