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how gender matters

2007-03-01 17:43:03.583505+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

David Chess rambles on the cultural importance of gender identity, with forays into Second Life.

(And does anyone else notice that although Diane posts here occasionally, she hasn't updated her blog in a while and is probably spending lots of time in SL?)

[ related topics: Sociology ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-01 20:35:36.317713+00 by: Nancy

I will admit I haven't read the link.

But Mike often makes me glad I'm a girl.

And seeing "The Vagina Monologues" recently made me glad I had a vagina, specifically.

heh heh

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-01 21:32:42.634263+00 by: Diane Reese

Sigh... outed. (The avatar referred to in DC's entry above as "E" is, in fact, me. :-) Unlike those who feel the need to switch genders, I am proudly female in SL, and more than that, I'm proudly aged. My avatar is slightly prettier than I'd like, actually, but I did design her to be roughly my own height and shape, with older-woman hips and sagging tits. And I don't buy any clothing that in the real world would rely on chest size to hold it up. (Although I did give in last weekend and bought some blue and pink hair, and a froufrou little dress to play around in, for times when I look too normal in my regular duds. Man, those flexi-prim skirts are to die for, I get to indulge my secret love of full skirts in-world! And normally I HATE shopping.)

Yes. SL is a great place to be, at work or at play. And although much has been happening in Real Life lately, it's been stuff that I'm not at liberty to share widely, so... I don't. Hence the bleh nature of the ol' blog. (My hand has healed up, though, thanks for asking. :-)

I'll be on the opposite coast for business next week. Should I mention that at least half the reason for me going is SL-related?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-02 16:00:37.376905+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, this Herd Thinners strip is for you.