What makes me a woman?
Is it because I have a cunt? No, that can’t be right. Buck Angel has a cunt, and he’s very definitely a man!
Is it because I have the potential to create life inside me? It’s not that either. I’ve been sterilised, so no babies are growing in this womb. And sperm makes life just as much as eggs do.
Is it because I have boobs? Well that’s just silly. Tethys has boobs, and a cock as well. Mmmm.
Is it because I wear make-up? If so I’m only a woman a few times a year! And Tim Minchin is a woman every night…
Is it because I shave under my arms? But I don’t – I have wonderful fur under there, all silky and soft.
Is it because I don’t have hair on my chin? But I do! It’s not my favourite body hair, granted, but it’s very determined to grow.
Is it because I have long hair on my head? My hair style currently is shorter than Apollo’s, than Hylas’, and than Adonis’. So it’s not that.
Is it because I wear satin and lace and pretty underthings? Everyone who wants to wear pretty lingerie should be able to do so. More than one of my lovers does so quite often! Me, I’m in cotton a good 50% of the time, because I like how it feels.
Is is because I am attracted to men? Well, I do like the cock, but cocks can come on women. And I like the cunt, and cunts can come on men. Mostly, I like the people first, and the genitalia second. Hooray for being pansexual!
Is it because I read romance books? Depends on how you define romance. I have more erotica, more science fiction, more non-fiction, more fantasy, more thriller, more comics, and more mysteries. But there’s some romance in there, I guess. And Apollo reads them too.
Is it because I am a slut? Silly! Sluts can be of any gender at all.
Is it because I can be raped? Well, I can. But anyone can be raped, unfortunately. Gender makes no difference there.
Is it because I write with ‘a woman’s voice’? Apparently not. The Gender Genie picked my writing as ‘male’ more often than ‘female’, over 5 blog posts.
Is it because I have periods? When I had the Mirena IUD, I didn’t bleed for five years. In a decade or so when I go through menopause, I won’t bleed. It won’t change my gender.
Is it because other people label me as a woman when they look at me? I don’t know. Is it? It’s a pretty poor reason, if so. Jiz Lee (breasts and cunt) isn’t a woman. Hylas (long hair and pretty underthings) isn’t a woman. So why am I?
It’s a stumper, this question. There must be something that makes me a woman. Something more than how I am perceived by others as I walk down the street. But what is the answer? What makes me a woman?
I do have one answer. So far as I am concerned, it’s the only answer:
I am a woman because I have chosen to identify as one.
And that’s all that matters, really.