Stolen from Sugarbutch’s blog:
What do you think about labels?
- I use some labels, but I’m skeptical; they need a lot of work and intention in order to use them well. (52.0%, 38 Votes)
- I like labels, and find them useful to describing myself and learning about others. (23.0%, 17 Votes)
- I avoid labels mostly, usually I find they don’t apply. People are more complex than that. (21.0%, 15 Votes)
- I hate labels, I don’t want to be boxed in. I’m just me. (4.0%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 73
Obviously not scientific, but interesting nonetheless. I suggest following the comments on the original post for some interesting insights. Here’s one from reader Miss Ida:
[Labels] frustrate my partner because she isn’t sure what each label includes, how one person can use a label and it mean something so different for another. They frustrate me because I am simply too complex. I have so many labels. Queer. Fat. Latina. Teacher. Activist. lg. Derbygirl. Feminist. Fabulous. Femme. How do you order them? Which one is more important? They’re almost like accessories. Everyone knows too many accessories is overkill.