Doing It Wrong: Why Labeling Relationships Isn’t Necessarily Right

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Taylor Campbell believes that a marriage isn’t a label — it’s a couple’s way of being together.

Why Labels Should Be Like Sticky Notes

Just make sure you have enough, because people change. Even you.

Cindy Gericke asks us to drop our labels, or use them all, or change them around whenever we want.

So What if Barack Obama is Gay?*

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Oliver Lee Bateman discusses tabloid “outings” and the need for reassuring either/or categories.

Single Men Want Love Too

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Forget the stereotypes; men are looking for love.

Bye-bye Binary

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Dr. Aqualus Gordon believes straight men who find themselves attracted to other men should require no explanation and should definitely not be seen as pathological.

Bisexuality: For Lack Of A Better Word

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James Patrik’s journey through bisexuality and other labels.

“The capacity for change in even the most backward people starts with compassion. Take it from a former Psycho Bitch from Hell.”

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This is a comment by Vironika Tugaleva on the post “How to Deal with a Psycho Bitch from Hell”. The more we label each other, the more we reduce each other to stereotypes and the more we barriers up the walls between each other. We have to start at compassion to be able to reach through the awful moments.

Ten Things I’ve Learned From Mail-Outs

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Josh Bowman has licked his share of envelopes, applied his share of stamps, and affixed his share of labels. Here are some of the things he has learned from putting together mailings.

Men Who were Abused as Boys

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By reducing those who sexually abuse men and boys to “Sanduskys”, we put a generic face on a very real problem.

Bisexual, Pansexual, Born or Made?

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A survivor of childhood sexual abuse knows bisexuality is real, but wonders if he was born this way or made.

“‘Creep’ is a stronger way of saying ‘I don’t like that guy’ without saying why.”

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These are comments by Shoutybloke and mayfly on the post “Thoughts on ‘Creep’”.

“People with mental health issues need to be addressed as individuals, not labels.”

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This is a comment by J P McMahon on the post “The Politically Correct Way to Refer To Individuals Living With a Mental Illness”.

“Sounds to me that feminists may be confused these days and maybe they’re even fractured.”

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This is a comment by Tom B on the post “It could have said ‘teach people not to rape’ … But they chose ‘men’.”

Olivia Is Not a Woman

TweetHi, everybody. My name is Olivia and I have trouble ascribing feminine labels to myself. This is notable for three reasons: 1) I am a cis woman. For those of you who don’t hang out around gendertalks as much as I do, this means that in utero and at birth, doctors looked at me and […]

We’re Dads. We Don’t Need a Fancy Label

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Matthew Peregoy would like it if media would stop treating full-time fathers like a weird phenomenon that needs a special name, thanks very much.