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[personal profile] tim
An article from Jezebel about the guy who attended my alma mater as an exchange student (emphasis on the past tense, apparently) and proceeded to call the entire campus "whores" would have been great without one line: "boys really can't handle single-sex schools".

I, and the (at least) other two guys who graduated from Wellesley in 2001, handled it just fine. I don't recall ever calling anyone a whore while I was there[*]. Blame Jeremy Pham's behavior on his douchiness -- blaming it on his gender is too easy. This isn't to say that his gender (or rather, his gendered socialization) has nothing to do with his behavior -- just to remark that apparently, even in discussions of men at a women's college, some of us still end up invisible.

[*] except in the "Listen, ho" sort of way [**]
[**] you had to be there

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Date: 2009-12-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asrabkin
This is a really stupid question. How do you describe your gender in the past tense? Do you say "I was always male but didn't understand that", or do you say "I was female but now am happier being male"?

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Date: 2009-12-01 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asrabkin
Are these standard terms, or are they your coinage? What do they mean? Is extrinsic gender different from "socially perceived gender"?

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Date: 2009-12-01 11:08 pm (UTC)
miang: Miang Hawwa (with Opiomorph), Xenogears: May God's love be with you (and there's nothing I can do). (ooh la belle vous mentez)
From: [personal profile] miang
The line is stupid for other reasons too -- one of my best and most brilliant friends from grad school is a guy who went to Wabash, an all-men's liberal arts college in Indiana. He seemed to handle that just fine. :Þ
miang: Lenneth Valkyrie, Valkyrie Profile: Sad valkyrie in snow. (lenneth - angst)
From: [personal profile] miang
I can't get the link to the study as described by the Independent to open for some reason, but Jezebel's synopsis and quotes sure make it sound like the study was on childhood education, which differs from college in so many ways it makes my head spin. Normally I'd be all about empirical evidence trumping anecdata, but it at least has to be relevant empirical evidence...

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