To be clear, this is a call for humor when dealing with a serious subject.
I do not mean to offend. Seriously.
I was born a male with a female name
You cannot believe the kind of childhood trauma I went through and the only way for me to avoid post traumatic stress is for you to change your ways.
In order that you not trigger unfortunate emotions in me I must insist that:
- You must refer to me as a perchild and I will do the same for you.
- Rather than use MR (for “mister”) and MS (for whatever that stands for) we must henceforth use PC (for perchild, of course).
- You must use the pronoun FF when referring to me in the third person because I do not self-identify as binary but rather nothing less than hexadecimal.
I will explain these terms but first I will explain why I insist that you change for my benefit and for the benefit of all the other miserable perchildren who suffer in ways you cannot fathom.
My Horrible History
I was bullied as a child.
You have no idea what kind of wounds can be inflicted on you if an adult imagines you were bullied as a child. When I was young the children I had fun with made fun of my name because I dressed like a boy and my name was Brooke.
My parents called this “teasing” and they said they were having fun with my name, not making fun of me.
I believed them then.
Today, I am enlightened and see that my parents were in cahoots with the bullies. Now, Continue reading “I Insist We Call Each Other Perchildren”