If women wrote men the way men write women

Drew Mackie's video above, remixing the homoerotic glory of 80's anime Saint Seiya, is your shot. Meg Elison's short story at McSweeney's, "If women wrote men the way men write women", is your chaser. (Previously)

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  1. It's called ElfQuest and it is fabulous.

  2. An analogy I draw is supposing that everybody is either a lemon person, or a lime person. That these categories somehow say a lot about what they are supposedly like. But without being socialized into the whole idea, it appears absurd from the outside. A lemon person writing about lime people? Is that something like a blonde person wearing a redhead's clothes, ie yoga pants?

    But despite feeling acutely that there is no objective meaning behind these categories, I am interested in the subjective meanings which people find in them. But most people I meet aren't very interested in going into depth about just what somebody being man/woman means to them.

  3. The binary isn't about what categories you put yourself in. It's about what categories almost everyone else puts you in. It's truly wonderful that you don't impose them on people - and I'm being sincere about that - but you're one out of billions. So yes, someone who's put in the lime person bin by society will have experiences someone put in the lemon bin never will, and vice versa.

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