Is Gender All Performance?

Julia Serano is a well-known author who writes about trans* and bi issues, primarily. In preparation for the release of her next book, she gave The Advocate some interesting comments about performance and gender.

While I don’t entirely agree with Julia, I think she makes good points about embodiment and real, lived experience. I also think it’s a good reminder that there are many trans* points of views and politics – some of which have very good questions for academics and artists.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2013/10/07/book-excerpt-gender-more-performance

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Trippple Nippples

Trippple Nippples is a japanese electroclash trio, fronted by Yuka Uchida, translator and music lover. They have been described as a rare beast, with their live shows being a Herculean onslaught of visual and audio stimulation. Completely unpredictable and mercilessly unhinged, the goal of their performances runs along the lines of “shock, then surrender then jungle party around the bonfire.” Recently, they have been doing benefit shows to help Japanese homeless (a taboo in Japanese culture).