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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 essay, We examine lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) Tumblr bloggers’ bio bins and “About Me” pages to exhibit 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 thrive because of its distinctive affordances tagging that is including weblog formatting. This short article examines not just just exactly just how these affordances shape usage and, afterwards, identification construction on Tumblr but in addition the real ways that Tumblr bloggers have actually embraced affordances to generate community-accepted conventions of identification construction. Continue reading