Dear Wannabe Ladies and Wannabe Gentleman who demand they’re special simply because they demand it,
Life is a cruel-hearted bitch that will cut you sideways out of sheer boredom. Complaining about it, throwing a tantrum in a GameStop or an Alamo rental car agency simply because someone didn’t greet you as you preferred to be greeted won’t change how life has a way of micro-aggressing and actually aggressing you every chance it gets. Life sucks for everyone. It’s a slog. We all have our crosses to bear. Those crosses take different forms, sure. But if you really want to be accepted into the mainstream of society, as you allege, then do us all a favor and shut your perpetually bitching yaps when something minor doesn’t go your way. You overly-privileged, whiny, destructive trolls.
You no more have the right to be called sir or ma’am than I have the right to be carded whenever I buy wine. How dare a cashier assume I’m not 21. I’m offended. Do I really look older than some naive sap who still thinks all her hopes and dreams will come true so long as I mount stupid sayings all over my walls? Lemme pull out my camera phone and record the miscreant who dared peg me as someone old enough to buy alcohol on the up and up. HATE SPEECH. HATE SPEECH. AGISM!
The definition of entitlement is you demanding to be called ma’am when your Adam’s apple, covered in stubble, quivers from the reverberation of your baritone voice.
In the UK, a man was spoken to by the authorities because he retweeted a transgender limerick which dared question the authenticity of a transwoman’s femininity. Read UK Man Investigated for Tweeting Transgender Limerick. It should’ve never been an issue. If you read something online which offends you… duh, it’s called the internet. Yet because the limerick was about transgenderism, and some of you transgender people demand special treatment, a man was made an example of.
Well guess what, my femininity has also been called into question simply because someone didn’t like what I had to say about [insert subject here]. Men have also gone out of their way to tell me “men don’t like women with muscles.” Usually men with anonymous avatars which I assume they use to hide their abundant beer bellies. Nevertheless, I don’t go recording myself screaming on my iPhone simply because a douche said a thing.
It’s called sucking it up. Learn it, live it, get on with it.
I know demanding fairness and equality has replaced actual accomplishments, but the sooner you realize you’re no more special than anyone else, the sooner you’ll find societal acceptance. Because contrary to what may be rattling around in your head with your supposed gender identity, there’s no such right as not being offended. There’s no such right to the gender pronoun of your choice. There’s no such right for someone to accept your version of reality then repeat it back to you like a grade school primer.
Everyone who isn’t an angry transgender person must abide by the actual rules and dictates of realism. Since many of you eschew realism for what you consider your personal truth, this statement will be hard to accept. Tough toenails, babies.
As the famous band, The Rolling Stones once sang, you can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you may get a pass from a society growing tired of your hysterics. People who throw petty tantrums over pronouns do not earn themselves brownie points from the rest of us. If you want to be like the rest of us, if you want to blend in, then blend in. Starting with the cessation of the demand you be bowed down to simply for being different.
Sure, sure, camouflage may be difficult if you’re a strapping lad rocking hot pink sweatpants reading “Juicy.” In fact, one might argue a grown man prancing about as a pretty, pretty princess actually wants attention and not to blend in like the rest of us, but that’s a subject for another time.
To be “treated well” or even to be “treated as you like” isn’t a right. People treat me rudely. People yell at me. I get flipped off. Weirdos send me creepy messages over social media. I get hate-trolled on Twitter. I no more have the right to a perfectly cushy life free of societal offense any more than you do.
Does this mean we should all treat each other like garbage? Of course not. But try practicing a little bit of that golden rule. If you want someone to treat you with respect, treat others with respect. Which doesn’t include forcing people to speak to you as you think you should be spoken to, then threatening them with the law, or violence, if they don’t.
So let that be your first lesson in how to be like whatever it is you’re trying to be. Do not imagine new rights for yourself simply because you’ve imagined yourself a new identity. Being transgender does not confer royalty status. There is no right for anyone to appease you. Stop saying there is.