After our discussion on Wednesday after reading the Halberstam piece got me thinking about something that we covered in a literary criticism class I took last year, where when talking about analyzing works through a gay/lesbian/transgender approach we discussed the idea of gender being more of a social construct than anything. This then got me thinking about how this last summer the lead singer of on my favorite bands Against Me! came out as being transgender and was going to start living life as a woman. Despite this big life change she is still married to her wife from before the decision. Her wife said that she was in love with the person she is and not her gender. I was wondering what people think about the idea of gender being more of a social construct in today's world.
Week 8 Blog Post
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