Sunday, June 11, 2006

P.C.?
I attended a gathering with a friend a couple weeks ago, and the two of us were tring to describe this gathering to a group of people. We just weren't painting the picture until I said, "It was the lesbians adopting children of many races crowd." Then everyone jumped down my throat. Why is that an insult? Why does saying that imply that I have a problem, or that anyone should have a problem with that? Finally, I assurred them, "God, how I wish I'd been adopted by lesbians!"
I just want to be on the record as saying, I wish I'd been raised by two loving, centered, functional adults, whatever that composition looked like. Two men? Two women? Varying degrees of homo and heterosexuality? Bring it on! So why is it, when I said what I did, that everyone assumed it was a put down, rather than what it was, just a description?
If I describe someone as black, am I racist? If someone describes me as a WASP, should I be offended? That's an accurate description of my ethnicity. That does not say anything about me as a person. They aren't judgment words, they are adjectives!

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