Ulc wrote:ISHTST: You do get to not understanding transsexuals, but you don't fucking get to call it "weird and unnatural" and a host of other unpleasant phrases. And if you do that anyway, expect me to call you out on it.
A similar thing happened to me last week in school. We were reading a novel for English where one of the characters is transsexual. The teacher referred to her as a transvestite, which she isn't. I pointed out the difference, and she said "well, it groups all in the weird stuff anyway". Made me very angry. Another day, the Spanish teacher said something about "poor guy... his son turned out gay." A friend and I told her, in much more polite terms, to shut the fuck up and learn to respect other people. Her answer? "Oh, sorry, I didn't notice you two were boyfriends." After telling her that no, we're not gay, but that doesn't make our response any more or less valid, and her comment more or less offensive, she really couldn't understand why we would defend "them" if we're not one of "them". I hate that teacher (not because of this, just overall).