It alarms me how frequently I hear gender pronouns used as insults—by acquaintances, coworkers, and especially in the media. Not only is this attitude completely insulting and harmful, it’s also kind of stupid. C’mon people, can’t you come up with something better?
Author/artist of Estrus Comics (1998-2009), Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial), Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2D Cloud) and the upcoming Turning Japanese (2D Cloud, 2015). Contributor to TheRumpus.net, The Weeklings, XOJane, The Bay Citizen, SFBay.ca and more; Sister Spit alumni. Curator of the Cartoonists of Color and LGBTQ Comics databases.