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Not Another Aiden

Life of A Non-Standard Gay (trans)Guy

Archive for the ‘academic/theoretical’ Category

How young is too young?

Posted September 24th, 2010 by notaiden | 12 Comments

As I’m sure all of us “old timers” have noticed, kids are coming out at younger and younger ages.  I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing, the sooner a kid can be themself the less trauma they’ll have to deal with later.  However, I do wonder whether or not some of the very young […]

Guest Post: Sexism Exists!!!! Thoughts and solace from a gay trans man.

Posted March 4th, 2010 by kian | 11 Comments

Ever since I was a little trans boy living as a girl, I’ve felt the need to protect the girls and women in my life from those who are abusive.  Perhaps it was my childhood environment that led to this – I grew up in a dirt-poor, “white-trash” household with a distant mother, a sister […]

Response: Is there a transgender ‘lifestyle’?

Posted January 13th, 2010 by notaiden | 2 Comments

I’m going to be honest, I don’t read many trans-specific websites.  In fact, I don’t think I read a single trans-specific anything if it’s not on Tumblr or LiveJournal.  I’m past that phase in my life and most of the people on trans-specific sites annoy the hell out of me.  Plus, I can’t keep my […]

Gender as a social construct: Why it’s problematic

Posted December 1st, 2009 by notaiden | 11 Comments

I’ve been seeing this over and over in certain segments of the trans population and it’s starting to get on my damned nerves.  Transpeople — 100% binary identified transpeople — claiming that gender is entirely a social construct. This is a problem.  Why?  Because if gender were entirely socialised I wouldn’t exist.  Nor would thousands […]