Someone on my Twitter feed linked to this heartwarming tumblr post titled “For the children I will never have: The facts of life”. The author explains in charmingly simple language that boys and girls can grow up to be men or women or both or neither; that some men and women like kissing each other, both, or neither; and so on. I, too, would want my hypothetical children to learn that biology is not destiny, and that any sexual choice is valid, given consent and thoughtfulness.
Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.
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