Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gender Bending, Blending, Rending


Last night, for a friend's birthday, we went to AsiaSF, a club and restaurant that features what they call "gender illusionists."

Yes, the women in this photo are "gender illusionists," but I don't think the men are.

Actually, I take that back. Everyone is a gender illusionist. Cut your hair short and wear a suit, and no matter what's beneath that suit you are a male impressionist.

Last night's adventure is a reminder that "female" and "male" are costumes we wear.

As Gloria Steinem once said, "All women are female impressionists."

I'd add that all people are gender impressionists of one sort or another.
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