Butch (adj.): with masculine characteristics
One of the unseen drawbacks to prejudice is often the contortions that the oppressed have to go through in an attempt to prove their equality.
Because they feel defensive, their actions often take on a bratty and selfish edge as a means of shielding themselves from the onslaught of damnable bigotry.
I understand that we cannot talk about an ideal world while we are living in the toilet bowl of misunderstanding. I get that.
But I do not know what progress we make by becoming angry, touchy and fussy with the world around us, attempting to communicate our individuality.
I personally have no problem with people who are gay, lesbian, transgender or whatever the latest discovery might be. I have plenty of problems with people who think they can fight their way out of the prism society has built for those who choose not to line up in single file.
Dr. King was right–the only way the black community will ever be able to overcome the insane assertions of the ignorant is to climb over the top of them with grace, intelligence, class and certainly, perseverance.
Basically, let us never forget, ignorant people are stuck with each other–their own work product–and therefore, salary limitations.
If you happen to be what they refer to as a “butch” female, you will not gain credibility by flaunting the extremes of your mannerisms, but rather, by establishing the commonality you have with all humans.
What can we do?
Stop fighting the hell and start living like heaven.
Published by Jonathan Cring