Reading

Moments when I realize how incredibly lucky I am to “read” heterosexual, white, female, American, politically moderate and nose-down normal. It doesn’t matter that none of these things are necessarily 100% true of me (or true at all), but it’s so nice to be read that way.  I don’t have to answer questions or be…

But I Want to Know!

I don’t know why I care so much. Whenever I meet someone, I must know within a few moments a short list of important personality and lifestyle features; their preferred gender, their relative age, a general category for their sense of humor and a vague impression of their sexual orientation. While I’m a staunch postmodernist,…