Seriously, I can’t refer to a transsexual as a tranny on my blog when you call yourself that?! And more importantly, we have the kind of relationship that deflates disparaging remarks by using them in good fun.
Rumi, that’s between us. You know it’s a negative term, right?
Yesss…but I mean it with love and affection, not pejoratively.
Right, but I wouldn’t post that on a blog. You’re basically enabling ignorant people to use ‘tranny’ without their giving a second thought to its rude and demeaning nature.
So, you really think I shouldn’t use that word in my blog even though:
1) I feel it goes against my personality and the way I naturally express myself and
2) I highly doubt ignorant fools are going to spend their time on my blog
I’m not going to tell you what to do but it’s the one thing I find contentious in your blog; you asked for my opinion.
I understand her point even though responsible honesty feels like a gross oxymoron to me at the moment. But my being misunderstood by the general public as a proponent of a degrading and hurtful slur makes me feel sufficiently sick on the inside to quickly abandon the need to express my ‘humorous’ personality in this vein. So aside from this post, I will happily abandon my crass usage of the word tranny, insisting instead on the much more proper and respectful transsexual.
At least until our society gets with it enough to where I can let my dark humor go uncensored without the endearment behind it getting lost.