You guys know that one really dumb game every introductory class ever in the course of college plays? The 2 truths and a lie?
The game is where when you meet new people, you tell two true facts about yourself and one not true fact.
Well, I’ve got a challenge for anyone who has ever been mocked for being too “boyish” (#hollaatchagirl), who does not want to care about it any more, and would seriously like to scare the hell out of anyone who is hating on them and also, thinks they know better.
One of your two truths or a lie is to be a lesbian.
Now, I have friends that are lesbians. They’re cool people. But if you want to throw a stereotype in someone’s face, you own it and then laugh about it to their face as they scatter to pick up the pieces of their social decorum.
Now, this may be somewhat insensitive, coming from me. I understand that. I also understand that our biggest bullies are the ones we endorse and allow to torment us. If you are just trying to live your life and love doing it, who should call what you call yourself? If all the stereotypically stupid Christian girl equivalents of those who they stereotypically torment decided to not stereotypically care and just throw all their own personal garbage stereotypes to the wind, we’d be a happier human race. Srsly.
Why should we be afraid of taking women’s studies classes if you can study things and you may or may not know women? I never understood that one. Or if you can wear a beard as a hilarious joke at mustache themed parties and yet, you think the people who decide to grow beards regardless of their birth status (M/F) are terrible people, that just makes you a terrible mustache faking bigot. Sorry. That’s probably what they think of you too, hate to break it to you.
If we all made a tiny effort, deciding that it was fundamentally worth it, to embrace our fears and decide they are all consistently garbage, then we will realize we have a choice in perpetuating them. You don’t have to be a jerk, no matter where you come from. If the tax of being accepting is being a terrible person, odds are you will be the Pharisee eventually when that story gets flipped. Think about it. If your friend is cruel to them, why wouldn’t they be cruel to you once you stop the hop, skip, and dance? Anarchy!
But seriously, now’s the time, according to Hallmark. Either that, or we could just be nice. Time to put our faith where our money is. Or our mouth where our faith is. Something.