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Some things deserve to remain separate.
Irrelevant trivia: I picked my nym because my old one was dumb, and I couldn't think of anything original or unique about myself that I wanted to be known by. So I tackled it from the other end, the everyday or commonplace. I thought, "Hmmm, if I was a utensil, would I be a knife, spoon, or fork?" Knife was too masculine and spoon too feminine. Fork seemed to be in the middle, and it's positioned to the left of the plate, which is where I am politically. Bonus: it's a four letter word beginning with f and ending with k.
Speaking of utensils and gender, I just read an interview with a musician named Rae Spoon, who came out as gay, then transgender, and now doesn't identify with a gender. The interview, which I can't find online at the moment but is in Alberta Views magazine, used the singular they to refer to Spoon.
Seriously, why the need for gendered bathrooms in the first place? When the line gets ridiculously long for the ladies room I just use an empty stall in the mens room anyway, so why do we keep reinforcing the false gender binary?
He's clearly a fork: look at the tines. No spoon has tines.
Now if he was a grapefruit spoon we might have a discussion.
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