Being called he/she, and having it justified by a spiritual comment, well it smacks a bit of feeling like getting groomed for other, deeper transgressions.
It is a true reality that I could get murdered, just for walking transgender.
As long as you cis people read and feel all bad and stuff, and then see what’s on tv, we will keep being killed. No one will stop killing us until they are forced to stop…a bit like the police force and their wanton slaughter of young black men.
Please…we really are not doing anything to you. Just let us live.
…I was called this today. It wasn’t malicious in intent…but it was vicious in result. Apparently this person had referred to me that way behind my back and felt guilty about it. So they confessed to me today…
The reason given? Apparently they say that they “see Jesus in me so much that I am a “he” to the person.
Hmmmmm. I wonder if she calls Beth Moore a he/she? Or any other woman leader in church? There are a ton of cis-women far more full of Jesus than I.
But even more, I wonder: why even say that? Like it is so deadening, so numbing. And I feel empty inside already.
Thanks, person. You really must be lightened in your conscience, confession made straight to my face and words used 3 times in explaining why it’s okay.
But hey why should I care? I am dead so big deal.
Honestly, sometimes I wish I were. So many lives would have so much less to deal with.