In case you’ve had trouble keeping up with the spate of new queer theory terms, here’s a handy glossary for your reference.
Queer – A straight person with an interesting haircut.
Non-binary/genderqueer – A chubby young female, typically 16-28, who has dyed her hair blue. Is probably what was once called a lesbian, but she doesn’t like that word.
Lesbian – A man in his 40’s who works in IT and started wearing his wife’s panties last year.
Transgender – A person whose aversion to society’s made-up gender stereotypes should be taken way more seriously than everyone else’s aversion to society’s made-up gender stereotypes.
Pansexual – Someone who likes men who dress in masculine clothes and men who dress in feminine clothes.
TERF – A mature woman who goes about her business without thinking about men enough. The party that should be held responsible when a redneck man beats up a male prostitute.
Cis – Someone who daydreams wistfully about putting on appropriate clothing and showing their genitals to the doctor.
Sexual orientation – Bigotry in the form of having opinions about whose genitals you like to touch.
Intersectionality – Remembering to include a variety of different types of men in your feminism.
Transmisogyny – When straight white men can’t get other people to say the things they want them to say, and it feels worse than any form of oppression anyone else on the planet has ever experienced.
Ze/Hir – Pronouns you can request to disrupt college classes when you haven’t done the assigned work.
Gay – A passé identity that isn’t cool enough anymore and needs rebranding.
Asexual – A person who feels left out.
Intersex – Probably all of us. I mean, you’ve never had a chromosome test, have you. HAVE YOU?