Thursday, September 17, 2009
Alright class, today we're going to learn definitions. Grab your pens, paper and dictionaries (UrbanDictionary for those that apply) and get your thinking caps! Ok, enough with that charade but seriously let's talk about current societal definitions. Person: An individual human being; a conscious form of life. Gay: A flagrantly homosexual person that likes to speak with a "lisp", carry purses, get highlights and act as feminine as he possibly can while still having XY chromosomes. Lesbian: A homosexual woman who likes to dress like a man and has a very short hair cut; possibly a lawyer, mechanic or gym coach. Tranny: A person who is confused as to what gender they want to be; a perverted and mentally disturbing individual. Now who can tell me which one of those terms is actually correct? For those of you who are unaware, there is an inclination in our society that gay people are completely and totally defined by their sexuality. When a person first comes out, it is easy to allow yourself to be dwarfed by this new reality. The truth is, sexual orientation is only one small portion of your life. Sexuality doesn't define your life, it defines who you'll share your life with. So let's go back to that one definition that is actually acceptable; Person: An individual human being; a conscious form of life. We are all just people trying to make sense of this whole mess called life. We're all trying to make our way past the stresses, insecurities, and baggage of life to find that one special person to help us make our journey. What's at the end? There are a lot of theories on that one. No one's reported back from the other side so far. When they do, I'll be sure to blog about it. As usual, I'll leave you with a quote, "Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?" -Ernest Gaines Thanks again guys for tuning into my miniscule channel of ideas. Hope to hear from you soon!