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Alison Evans: My Gender Didn’t Even Exist In Fiction

Monday, February 27, 2017 23:44
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Is this not a scene out of Plato’s The Republic on the final days of democracy?

“The last extreme of popular liberty is when the slave bought with money, whether male or female, is just as free as his or her purchaser; nor must I forget to tell of the liberty and equality of the two sexes in relation to each other.

Why not, as Aeschylus says, utter the word which rises to our lips?

That is what I am doing, I replied; and I must add that no one who does not know would believe, how much greater is the liberty which the animals who are under the dominion of man have in a democracy than in any other State: for truly, the she-dogs, as the proverb says, are as good as their she-mistresses, and the horses and asses have a way of marching along with all the rights and dignities of freemen; and they will run at anybody who comes in their way if he does not leave the road clear for them: and all things are just ready to burst with liberty.

When I take a country walk, he said, I often experience what you describe. You and I have dreamed the same thing.”

Alison Evans claims to have “created” her own gender which didn’t even exist in fiction:

“I remember the first time I experienced a glimmer of understanding about my gender. I was about 10 and ran through a puddle of mud, deliberately covering myself all over and getting my shoes soaked, and my cousin said to me: “Girls don’t do that – boys don’t even do that.” My thoughts were, “Yes, that’s me”. But I had no words to properly understand what that meant.

I’ve had a lot of ambiguous feelings about my gender since I was young. I know now that I’m genderqueer, which for me means I don’t identify as a man or a woman. …

I didn’t find my gender first in fiction. When I was browsing a blog I came across the word “genderqueer” without much context. But, even without definition, I knew what it meant and I knew that this was me. There were other people like me, real people. They had felt the same things, been through some of the same experiences. …”

Plato continues on how the excesses of liberty end up destroying democracy:

“The ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy; the same disease magnified and intensified by liberty overmasters democracy –the truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction; and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.


The excess of liberty, whether in States or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.

Yes, the natural order.

And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty?”

By the time a population reaches a “genderqueer” level of anarchy and cultural degeneration, it starts pining for a strongman and the restoration of authority.


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