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Messing about with Sex and Gender

March 10, 2009

Here are two great songs from Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

The fact that I dig these songs probably reveals how incredibly white I am. In any case, they’re really cool songs from a great artist.


“Born in the Wrong Body” is about a boy who wants to be a woman.

The grocery list reads: milk and eggs

Paper towels and longer legs

Broader hips and softer lips and

Smooth, smooth, smooth, smoother skin

The grocery list reads truth untold

High heels and hair of marigold …


“Handsome Girl” is about the gendered language we use to describe individuals.

These are the words they have chosen to mark you

These are the words they have chosen to choose you

UPDATE: Despite the tags below, I don’t mean to imply that Danielle Ate the Sandwich is a transsexual. I don’t know whether she is or isn’t. I added those tags due to the nature of the lyrical content of the songs.

One Comment leave one →
  1. wishjoy permalink
    August 4, 2010 1:55 am

    She has a way with words!

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