Entering the Simulacrum of Gender

In the African Aka tribe, the men stay at home with the babies while the women assume the role of the hunter, yet these men are not teased for being “feminine” and the women are certainly not seen as undesirable for having such “manly” roles. In the Western world, a man cannot wear a pink shirt without having his sexuality questioned. Certainly, these differences suggest that gender is not biologically based, or a fixed identity; however, we treat it as such.


In elementary school I learned my primary colors,

Yet black and white were never a part of this list,

But our society revolves around these colors.

Black and white are just two more categories.

A systematic way to create sectionalized territories.

A way to reduce humans to colors that were never primary

All while making other colors appear secondary.