Yesterday, Autostraddle posted an article about the androgynous model, Andrej Pejic, asking "where is the love for men who fuck with gender on their own terms?" I felt like it was necessary for me to address this question directly because, while this blog focuses on female androgyny, I wholeheartedly believe that male androgyny is just as beautiful and just as important in challenging gender binaries.
While Pejic has, in his own words, "left [his] gender open to artistic interpretation," he is not a thing, nor should his image, self, or body be experienced as an object of feared desire without challenging the root of that fear that ultimately has nothing to do with Pejic. It is the fear of the gray areas of gender and sexuality as they exist within the self. As an androgynous person, Pejic's beauty and desirability challenge clear designations of sexuality. For this challenge, I find him all the more beautiful.