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Posted February 8, 2017
Since my realization, I’ve become much more sensitive to these kinds of “jokes”. There few better ways to kill my good mood than to have this happen, especially in a TV show or movie that I really like. I’ve lost interest in shows because they took this low road. And there’s nothing quite like enjoying in a live stage production and feeling the wind knocked out of you because one of these jokes is used. It can kill the entire experience in a single blow. I hope that more people become aware of this and can influence the media to be better than this.
I’ve had similar conversations with my therapist. I want people to be informed, and teaching people kind of comes naturally to me, but sometimes I just want to be accepted at face value and not have to explain. I am me, and that should be enough.
First off, I need to point out that the word “tranny” is widely considered pejorative. Please don’t use it. Thank you. That said, it does get used, and can be very disheartening to hear. This comic points out that to be gender non-conforming can mean that you have to grow a thick skin and be able to ignore rude and insulting comments and looks. It’s not easy.