It may be trouble for my love to drive me to all the places I need to go to in a day, but I like the non-stop company of mi esposo.
At least in the car I can have a conversation with him.
That's hard to do when we're home, because my love has put down the Sims-O-Rama-Banana-Fana-Ding-Dong-Land, and taken up his extra breathing moments with Rock Band.
Which I was confused about. I didn't realize there's more than one guitar game.
I was corrected. It is not Guitar Hero. It is Rock Band. All I know is you don't want to be a musician to play this game. It will reverse any schooling you've had in music.
When we're home, my love flits off into never never land and plays games. I can think of worse things to be addicted to, really.
Yesterday, we were given a blog to read about the word 'Tranny'. Of course, I read it, while my love played with the whammy bar, and tilted his guitar up like any other rock god.
In a nutshell, the blog was asking that people refrain from using the word 'Tranny', as it can be used as a derogative term.
Kinda like when people spit out the word, "Dyke," at those deemed scum of the earth to the bigots and homophobes around the world.
I don't mind being called a dyke. Even when it's spit out at me in hatred.
I mean really, as a femme, being recognized in my own community is like asking the world of people.
As if having long hair and wearing a skirt makes me any less attracted to butches. I come across my own struggles in my community.
I also understand the need to keep our community safe.
However, using the word 'Tranny', and other words like "Fag," is not the problem.
Not using these words will not keep anyone safe while the world has bible thumping zealots brainwashing their children to hate those who don't follow their rules.
My love likes being called a 'Tranny'. Why should that be taken away from him, because there are crud in the world that will stop at nothing to kill off those who think differently?
Do you really think for a second that not using that word is going to make anyone person any safer from evil?
The only way to make this world safer is to expose to the zealots that we are living creatures who believe we deserve to live our lives with love.
Be a zealot!
It's not going to hurt us, unless you physically use it for hate.
What if I promised a zealot that I would never ever use the word again?
Do you really think that's going to change their mind?
They'll use the word instead while they're in the process of thinking how to kill the young transgender person, in the name of their god.
I'd rather continue saying the word and making it more common in our vocabulary, so that these hateful people can't make others feel bad when they hurl these terms at them through their venom.
Call me a dyke?
Why, thank you very much! I'm glad you noticed. Lord knows the lesbians in my community can't tell.
Call Papi a Tranny?
Why yes he is.
Let's see you try to use it against my love. Sticks and stones bitches.
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