‘Ottawa’ Life Befuddling Enough Without 31 Genders
The most striking number in our Antonella Artuso’s excellent piece on the gender-unbending U of T professor was 31.
That is how many “genders” are officially recognized by New York City.
Thirty-one (31). To wit:
Bi-gendered, cross-dresser, drag king, drag queen, femme queen, female-to-male, FTM, gender-bender, genderqueer, male-to-female, MTF, non-op, hijra, pangender, transexual/transsexual, trans person, woman, man, butch, two-spirit, trans, agender, third sex, gender fluid, non-binary transgender, androgyne, gender gifted, gender blender, femme, person of transgender experience, androgynous.
No, gender fluid is not what you think it is. And “gender gifted” isn’t bragging.
(My cat, Tulip, just piped up, “Hey, what happened to ‘fixed?’”) As you can see, some of the labels are duplications. Some are straightforward, pardon the expression.