I prefer you ask me whether I want you to assume, guess, or ask.

I prefer not to be asked for my “preferred pronouns.” In a world as diverse as ours, not everyone’s preferences can be catered to all the time. This leaves us with the question: should we ask everyone, no one, or only those who look “different” for their pronouns?

It won’t…


The word “man” originally referred to all humans. There were malemen (“wermenn”) and femalemen (“wyfmenn”), but we were all men. About a thousand years ago a shift began that pushed “man” toward referring to penis people, and it was only as of the late 20th century that it came to…


I’m still not sure what this one is with the.. fish hooks(?) for stars.

For the past few months, my girlfriend and I have been traveling around the country living in a 2010 Ford Transit Connect she converted into a little fort for us. …


They forgot to mention the featured cleavage.

Don’t get me wrong: cancel culture obviously exists and needs to be discussed, or you wouldn’t’ve intuitively understood what I meant by “it.” Maybe the “it” is simply a culture of people who have lost their senses of proportion and humor.

Then again, there may be several sometimes overlapping phenomena…


from CDC.gov

A lot of people I know say they don’t want to take the vaccine yet, if ever. For some, the idea is to let others take it first, to make up for the truncated testing and approval process this new mRNA thingy went through. …


It’s not my fault it turns out that part of the keeping up with The Joneses for the ultra rich is getting away with fucking small children. It’s just part of their culture at this point.

If you think the business handshake on a golf course is binding, try one…


While you read this, please sometimes pause and consider what latitude you lend me given the gender I’ve identified myself as (lesbian), versus what you would if I’d they’d myself up top or if I referred to myself a trans man.

Fast-forward to January of 2019, when I caught them…


They should’ve changed his name to Elliot years ago. It’s what most of us dude-spirit lesbians have always done. Jacquelines goes by Jack. The Katherines are Kats. Courtneys might go with Cory. Hopefully the Tiffanys have middle names to utilize, or else they can just go by T.

I never…


Tell me you’ve decided to boycott their projects/products/performances.

Tell me Netflix has removed a show they made or acted in.

Tell me we’ve got #cancelsoandso trending on Twitter.

Tell me everyone in your YouTube world says they’re “human garbage.”

Tell me they lost X followers or that their sales are…

Arielle Isaac Norman

Comedian and podcaster (Gender Fluids & Wrong Questions Only)

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