Gender Slurs and the Transgender Person
Tranny, Gurl, or girrl ? What's your preference as a trans woman? For those of you who have been around Cyrsti's Condo, you know my preference...none of the above. I know you are thinking "just what the hell does she want to be called?" My feelings are "tranny" is what drag queens call all of us and the other two are terms which toss me into the promiscuous stereotype that many male "admirers" put us into. I would rather be called "Hey You" or how about "Cyrsti"? I'm doing my best to educate people now and not become seriously upset. I simply say "what's a gurl?" The reason I brought out my soap box and went on this mini rant is I was called a "gurl" today. After the good news I received from the doctor today, a gender slur was not what I wanted to hear!