Once again we’re having the extremely rare, follow up post here on my blog. It’s been a whirlwind these past seven days and I’ve not been very good at posting daily. I apologize for this. I’m confident once I get Mikaela graduated from Pepperdine on April 28th, then moved back into our house, and get us settled back into Toronto, and the cottage build is finished, I’ll be way more on the stick, that is my life! But for now, I’ll do the best I can and hope to keep you all happily engaged.
And now, on to said follow up post. As always I love feedback from any of you who are willing to take the time to give it. I love learning more about our world, and hearing other perspectives and opinions about matters that I feel passionately about; such as the gender neutral bathroom. I didn’t even know there was an official name for them, to me I just feel they’re gender-less, meaning any gender can use them, and since we’re all about declaring multiple genders, which I still don’t get this…I mean, where I come from, inside my brain, you’re male or your female. You either have a penis, or a vagina. If you don’t relate to, identify with, or feel any attachment to your parts, then I’ve always just figured that person was “asexual.”
But not any more. Apparntly, according to Wikipedia’s description: Cisgender (often abbreviated to simply cis) is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. Excuse me? What does this even mean? As far as I recall I didn’t stand in a line after my mother pushed me out of her WOMAN’S VAGINA and wait for somebody to put a penis or vagina “post it” on me, ala Pin the Tail on the Donkey. I mean isn’t that what “assigned at birth” makes you imagine? A bunch of newborns standing in line with neither a penis or vagina on them yet? I mean, I’m not intolerant, nor am I judging, and I’m not here to argue that point, because you all know how I feel: If it doesn’t harm anybody, and it makes somebody else happy let them live their lives. Seriously. Why don’t we just all mind our own business and do us? As long as they don’t start insisting that I only call myself CISGENDER then have at it. Because I’m sorry, I’m not offended by which gender you relate to, or what label you want to have on you, but for me, I’m a woman. I love being a woman, I’m proud to be a female, and that’s what I want to be called. If I’m respecting anybody and everybody for wanting to be free to be called by whatever gender label they want, I expect the same in return.
Which in a super long winded, round about way brings me to my point of today’s post. I don’t fear, care, or worry about trans people being in a bathroom with me. It wouldn’t, and actually hasn’t troubled me yet. That’s not what my gender neutral bathroom post was about, at all. I happen to know many young gay people, and I know that, sadly, public bathrooms are as dangerous for them as they can be for women. The fact that this is a reality makes my blood boil. Like why are there still so many small/closed minded people on the planet that the only way they can feel good about themselves is to cause bodily harm to somebody simply because they are different than they are???
I just do not understand it. Live and let live people, come on already, it is 2018. The fact that there are still bigots out there running around believing that it is their God given right to not only verbally assault anybody from the LGBTQ community, but that it’s also their right to physically harm them, in my opinion, are the people who should move to an all white all hetero island and leave the rest of the planet for us sane individuals to inhabit, happily, without judgement and only with love. I’d way rather see that happen than another LGBTQ person have to be fearful whenever they go into a restroom alone.
Maybe I should start a gofundme page to buy an island and then once I have one purchased start offering one way boat trips to the intolerants to get out of the way of the rest of us building a loving, kind, world for us to enjoy. How good does this sound????
Who’s with me on this???