Just going to share some genderfluid fashion this week, and maybe offer a few notes on each. A little less musing this time and just some sharing. Love the shirt above. It might get people talking!
This one is fun and playful, and I am a sucker for a pun.
I think this one would confuse people, but it also might lead to opportunities to engage.
Don’t be freaked out that it is listed as a woman’s shirt. Redbubble isn’t hip to it yet, but the creator is– I think!
What’s not to love?
Wear this one to the gym!
Posting all these shirts, looking over them, I realize something. As innocuous as these shirts are, I would be very worried to wear them in a lot of places, especially if I were alone. I can easily imagine there being issues, potentially violent, if I were to get stuck on a train full of drunk hockey fans, or run into a bunch of college students in the village.
Is it something wrong with me? Or the world? Is it wrong that I would choose to selectively hide my identity rather than risk getting into a brawl with some strangers?
And yet, am I only hurting myself in trying to hide what often seems to become obvious to people anyway? I remember times when I, trying very hard to hide who I was, to seem more of a dude, still had people taunt me for being feminine, sick kinds of people who compulsively seemed drawn to attack anyone who seemed different.
And yet, I won’t do it. I’ll keep undercover whenever there might be danger. Live my life, and still keep my brightest self for a life behind closed doors.
Things are better than they have been in the country where I live, but there are still a lot of people who feel threatened by the genderfluid, and who feel perfectly entitled to inflict pain on us whenever they get the chance.