Friday, December 23, 2011

What people who "didn't get the memo" can do with their apologies

Dear everyone who "didn't get the memo" that calling a trans person a tranny is offensive,

Go fuck yourself. Do you need someone to tell you not to tell perfect strangers they are fat or ugly to their face? Do you need to be reminded that people with down syndrome are not their for your entertainment? Do you need to be told that words like nigger, spick, faggot and wetback are offensive?

Apology not accepted cause you didn't mean it anyway.

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Such language says, no screams out, so much about someone! You would think that they would be embarrassed to advertise how ghastly they are as human beings...

Anonymous said...

Do you need someone to tell you not to tell perfect strangers they are fat or ugly to their face? Do you need to be reminded that people with down syndrome are not their for your entertainment? Do you need to be told that words like nigger, spick, faggot and wetback are offensive?

The answer to all those questions - for EVERYONE - is YES. That kind of knowledge is not something people are born with, but in the cases you've mentioned most people have been taught what the significance of saying those things as small children, and adults who do use language like that are doing it deliberately out of contempt for the other person.

People need to get the memo, and the need to damn well read it and "action" it - part of the point of our activism is to make sure no one can say they weren't told.

Katherine said...

If we lived in a vacuum I would agree with you but we don't... As humans we learn what is right and wrong by following examples not by what we are told. These people don't need to get a memo, they need to get a clue. I refuse to politely remind people when they simple choose to be ass-hats.