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Underused: Baby Names *** Non-Binary

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Binary gender is like disco: it had one stroke, got uncool fast, and it is never coming back. Today, young millennials and Gen-Zs are genderqueer, third gender, neutrois, gender fluid, and a lot of other delightfully confusing identities. The pink or blue dialectic is boring and hegemonic (I’m talking to you, Cis, with your repressive gender-reveal videos). I do not know what we are calling the cohort after Gen-Z, but if you are about to bring a baby in this non-normative world, you better start accepting that the new way to fit in is to not fit in. Don’t know how demonstrate your awareness? I am here to help with a list of non-gender normative baby names:
Mirror
Starbuck
Rondo
Shawarma
Linen
Waterloo
Sorghum
Fox
Mulder
Pike
Peyote
Manilow
Relish
Loyal
Denim
Maple
Harvest
Kiosk
Placid
Beyond
Phylum
Harare
Tibet
Valise

BSD Movie Log: Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary’s Baby (1968, d. Roman Polanski)

A young couple moves into a new apartment and find themselves overwhelmed by peculiar neighbors and unsettling coincidences. When the wife becomes pregnant, she also becomes paranoid that the neighbors are witches and that the coincidences are parts of a plot to kidnap her unborn child for use in Satanic rituals.

Considered by many to be a horror classic, and even a cinema classic, I like the movie but find it disappointing on two levels.  The first is a fault in the construction of the film in that it seems to have no middle part.  It’s more than 2 hours of anxious build-up with a rather silly payoff in the last few minutes.  The second disappointment I suspect stems from being sui generous and controversial in its time.  But it’s been imitated so much that now that it comes off as trite.  I suspect people at the time of the movie’s release found it an indicting treatment of the upper-middle class and bourgeois professionals.  It just doesn’t seem shocking now.

Adorable Newborn Panda Twins

The Madrid Zoo unveiled a pair of one-month-old panda twins today. They are of unknown gender.  But everybody knows how adorable they are!

link Behold: Adorable Newborn Panda Twins.