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[Aug. 4th, 2007|01:10 am]
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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).

From: ryangannon
2007-08-04 08:49 am (UTC)
You've hit the nail on the head. It's only your fault because it's theirs. In other words it's not whos fault it but who's got the problem. Thay do. You're just being yourself.
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[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2007-08-04 09:29 am (UTC)
I would very seriously not give a flying fuck about not conforming to or pleasing the trans 'community', in Ireland or beyond. I have friends who happen to be trans, but as a group I cannot actually stand trannies. A serious bunch of freaks and fools, all far too concerned with hitting all the right tick boxes as indicated by this weeks wind direction.

As I'm sure you know right well, different cliques have different rules, different things to conform to, and niceties to observe. The Irish lot are different to what was the Bristol lot, the Bristol lot are different to everyone else on the narfing planet, everytime we create a little clump the rules change.

Every time the personality disorders of the people involved will set up arbitrary methods of screwing everyone up. Everyone wants the rules to favour themselves and their own way of working.

I'm assuming this is all more to do with the politics of the thing rather than what it means to be trans, but at the end of the day the same thing happens with each.

It's not worth the effort to stay on the right side of everyone, so balls to it, do what you need to do, state what you need to state and unless someone has an interesting point to make sod them and whatever it is that they do.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2007-08-04 01:02 pm (UTC)
See... it's not so much that I care about what they think... but when I'm doing a particular job - like being in teni, it makes my job a lot more difficult when I do things that make them not want to deal with me. There again, I always put myself across as just being a techie for them.

As for the rest, I was going to justify myself, about how I'm probably seen on the place that saw the latest fallout, but nah, fark it. I'm trying to get back to the stage of just not caring anyway... so why start caring about this?
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From: ryangannon
2007-08-04 01:33 pm (UTC)
That's the spirit, full force apathy.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2007-08-04 01:49 pm (UTC)
Less to do with apathy and more to do with my habit of caring too much about what others think. It's been debilitating at least once in my life.
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[User Picture]From: dogwithoutlegs
2007-08-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
You can't legislate for assholes. The Black Sheep is usually the only interesting one
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