Tuesday, October 31, 2006
fascinating, my dear holmes or halloween II
very interesting day today. my inner show-off got a good work out. i passed, or nearly. very interesting to see how people responded. most people didn't recognise me until i spoke, which was fascinating. i got filthy looks in the women's bathrooms so i used the men's, which was also very interesting. taught a tute on sex, gender and sexuality in 'anil's ghost' and used myself as an example of the seperation between sex and gender, which was fun. also interesting to notice that i taught differently, used authority differently. not sure if it's because i was more conscious than usual of myself playing a role or because it was a masculine role. my mature aged student took one look at me and ran out of the room muttering (she came back in a few minutes).
anyway, enough with the self-absorbedness. i recommend genderfuck if you're feeling bored.
also tip o' the nib to spike, for her fabulous and inventive costumes (in oxford) and hughie, for mentioning an excursion to drag kings (in melb). never would've thought of it without ya, guys!
quite a few other people in costume, though nothing like saturday night. there was a row of little kids in fabulous furry costumes sitting watching all the big kids thismorning, and people hauling pumpkins around. the asiancanadian class had a cowboy and a monk in it, as well as j in red sparkly devil horns. and this is one of the witches wandering round campus:
at 9:13 pm