Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr

Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr

Abstract

In this specific article, I examine lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex tattoo porn, and asexual (LGBTQIA) Tumblr bloggers’ bio bins and “About Me” pages to demonstrate the methods sex and orientation that is sexual are built through community-regulated and community-generated labeling techniques. Tumblr encourages counter-cultures (and labeling practices) to not just form but also to flourish due to its distinctive affordances including tagging and weblog formatting. This informative article examines not just exactly how these affordances form usage and, afterwards, identity construction on Tumblr but additionally the real ways that Tumblr bloggers have actually embraced affordances to generate community-accepted conventions of identification construction. Additionally, building upon online identification scholarship by Bargh, McKenna, and Fitzsimons and Tiidenberg, this informative article talks about self that is true nonbinary sex and intimate orientation labeling as types of identification construction which allows LGBTQIA determining people a way for nuanced information of emotions and desires. But, not even close to perfect, these labeling methods will also be grounded in hegemonic female/male, feminine/masculine discourse that is binary. In a Foucauldian feeling, bloggers build discourse within current power structures that ignore or erase LGBTQIA as intimate “abnormalities. ” These labeling practices can be a useful starting point for conversations about genders and sexualities that lie outside of the hegemonic binary although it is nearly impossible to fully break away from the dominant discourse. Læs videre “Disturbing Hegemonic Discourse: Nonbinary Gender and Sexual Orientation Labeling on Tumblr”