Background to Comic
I was told this story about being in the supermarket. The story is about being judged and how stressfull this gets. So stressful that one relates everything self-conciously to oneself. I gladly made a comic out of it.
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More Background to Comic
Getting your sex or gender questioned is very annoying, also for cis women. It implies non-belonging and not being see. Sometimes enough is enough, even if it is the vegetables that are discussed. Who would have guessed, but spinach is not chard.
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She picks up a bunch of leaves.
In the canned food aisle a kid is pulling their fathers coat: “Daddy, Daaaaddy, Daaad, I want chocolate chip cookies!”
The kid then watches her and blurts out: “Daddy, is that a man or a woman.”
“Great!”, she spits out and does not turn around.
Wanting to distract the child the parent tells them: “Come on the cookies are over there.”
She puts the bunch of leaves into a plastic bag.
Irritablys she is pushing her shopping cart to the checkout counter. Behind the smiling cashier sliding doors are closing.
The are vegetables, milk and grapefruits in the cart.
As milk and vegetables move with the conveyor, the cashier asks: “What is that?”
“What?” she replies nervedly.
The cashier points at the leaves in the plastic bag: “That.”
Realizing what is actually asked of her she replies: “Oh right, this is spinach.” She pushes the cart to the end of the conveyor belt.
“It does not look like spinach, well I only know it frozen.” says the cashier happily to her colleague.
The other one replies: “But I think this looks like smallish chard!”
But there is fresh spinach in the bag! When you are spinach you know the difference.