old-timey femmes ftw

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon. This isn’t a blanket endorsement of everything the essay says, but as a 30 Rock fan who identifies pretty hard with Liz, I did enjoy reading it – along with the comments.

Sexism as experienced by trans professors. Best quote, about an FTM prof post-transition: “Ben Barres gave a great seminar today, but, then, his work is much better than his sister’s.”

On a brighter note, if you’re trans, you no longer need sexual reassignment surgery to have your US passport reflect your gender. Also, men seem to be catching up to women in terms of “acceptance of gay people” – as well as “willingness to identify as ‘mostly’ straight.”

The Smurfette Principle: the Nostalgia Chick gives you a video roundup of Token Girls in kids’ animation.

“A Femme And Her ‘Mr. Dandy’ In Old Japan” – you have got to look at this. Vintage photography of traditional Japanese dress plus genderqueer presentation. So lovely.

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