||[Aug. 4th, 2007|01:10 am]
You know... I'm beginning to feel like I'm pissing everyone off on the scene. This is probably the point where I ask "Is it them, or is it me?" and start working out that the problem is me. It's probably true. The problem is, I do see a cause for sticking my neck out as I do.
So far I've managed to have a problem with 4 or 5 trans people in Ireland, and stick my neck out for it. That's quite a lot of the population. In some ways, it's impressive. The weird thing is, I'm not sure if I care about it so much - I mean, in each case I'm not trying to run them down or burn them at the stake, but merely making my position on their actions very, VERY clear, and somewhat publicly... well, I stay within the bounds of wherever I'm acting, but within those bounds I'm active.
Basically, I'm a bit of a black sheep now. By definition, speaking against the popular makes you unpopular. If not managed carefully, and with restraint, you're marked. It seems I'm not exercising restraint as much as I used to. I like to think that I'm being reasonable, but reactions indicate that I'm not.
Maybe it's because I'm eating more red meat this week (seriously, I got some nice steak, and far too much of it, so I've been cutting chunks of it and doing it up, and figuring out how I like my steak - I'm slowly getting there, but I'm out of steak).