The five sexes
The five sexes
Have you heard about the South African runner, Caster Semenya, who won the women’s world championship 800 meter race by a huge margin? Well, apparently officials couldn’t believe the result and decided to subject her to a gender test on the grounds that, well, she looks kind of manly.
Yeah, well Michael Phelps has a lisp and no one asked HIM to whip it out after shattering Olympic records left and right.
“The gender test, which takes weeks to complete, requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.”
WHAT?? Isn’t Semenya the expert on her own gender? I am NOT okay with this. This is the kind of rigid mentality that walks through my sex shop door on a regular basis. If there’s one thing I cannot stand, it is people laughing at the transgender porn. Or the gay porn. Or the midget porn. Or anything they prefer not want to watch themselves.
You know, I read once that, “A pervert is anyone kinkier than you.”
Gender is actually nuanced and complicated. Don’t believe me, start here. It’s an article by Anne Fausto-Sterling titled "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough."
And when you come back into my store a changed being, I will happily sell you all the transgender porn you want. Without judgment. Without question. And you can run home to watch it just as fast as you please.
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