Sex in all its forms

New, in my chronicles I told you about drifts woke up from the National Gallery of Canada.

But a reader wrote to me to draw my attention to another Museum that has some, shall we say… intriguing plans.


After June 14 and until August 31 of this year, the Musée de la civilization de Québec is launching a “call for objects and archives” that I am copying in full here.

“The Musée de la civilization is looking for objects that can document the multitude of experiences related to gender identities and how these are transformed over time and according to cultures, in Quebec and elsewhere. »

“We call on people of the plurality of genders and sexual diversity to help us collect different objects that evoke the realities of the following communities: Intersex people, binary and non-binary trans people. Trans sex workers. Less neurodivergent trans people. Two-Spirit, intersex and trans artists. Transracialized people engaged in ballroom circles. Polyamorous trans people. Trans people engaged in Kinks communities. Trans parents. Trans and creative kids. Trans people active in the trans and transfeminist movement in Quebec in the years 2000 to 2020. Indigenous and Two-Spirit LGBT+ people. Black LGBT+ people, racialized immigrants or refugees. LGBT+ people who live or live in regions of Quebec. LGBT+ activists active in the 1960s to 1990s.

“Activists active within the radical feminist, lesbian feminist and queer feminist movements in Quebec in the 1960s to 2000s.”

I hope the Museum has ensured that its list is comprehensive and that no subgroup of “People of Multiple Gender and Sexual Diversity” has been overlooked.

And I wonder what an “object that represents the realities” of “trans people involved in Kinks communities” might look like.


Another of my columns that made you react is the one on the use at Radio-Canada of the words “people with a uterus” instead of the word “women”.

Several readers who have had hysterectomies or were born without a uterus have written to me about how shocked they are. “Should I be called ‘person who no longer has a uterus’? “, wrote me one of them.

A reader also told me that on July 18 on the show 15-18 on Radio-Canada, about women’s breasts, the host defined:

“While topless is legal for everyone, it’s not yet fully accepted in the general population that ‘people with fuller breasts’ don’t hide it.”

His guest, Myriam Daguzan-Bernier, sexologist, replied: “There are as many different breasts as there are ‘people who have breasts’ on the planet”.

Finally, did you know that the Montreal Women’s Health Center wrote on Facebook on July 13 that “the HPV vaccine can be given to vagina owners between 9 and 25 years old and to penis owners between 9 and 26 years old. old ” ?

Here is a nice vocabulary suggestion for our radio-Canadian friends.

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