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Gabrielle Burton's Gender Fluidity Talk Discusses Drag and Marketing

 - Oct 28, 2013
In her gender fluidity talk, author Gabrielle Burton discusses differences in gender within society. She shares her personal experiences as a mother of both a son and daughter and how she feels the need to parent them to fit into Western culture. She uses examples of toy and shoe shopping to explain how young children pick up on marketing differences that enforce gender stereotypes. She also discusses drag culture in Columbus, Ohio and how it is truly a non-sexual art form.

Burton's gender fluidity talk explores how this divide is based on a binary model where you are either one thing or another; you are a boy or a girl. This dichotomy is black and white and does not make room for a person to express or identify as anything in between.