Trans People Keep Forcing Us To Memorize New Words
Look, everyone: I'm fine with acknowledging transgender people, but I draw a hard line at this apparent mandate that we all memorize a thousand new pronouns. I'm sure that violates one of the Amendments (the eighth one, if I were to hazard a guess). And I know I'm not alone. This is a very real fear.
Our mental effort is at stake, people.
If someone comes to me and says I should be kicked out of polite society because I haven't memorized a bunch of new words, I will resist! I will fight them on the beaches! I will fight them in the streets! I will not learn new things!
How We Can Stop Being So Sensitive About It
To solve this problem, I went on a journey, a journey I'll call "living on this planet and largely going about my own business for roughly three decades," and I discovered that, ah, no, there's no new language that trans people are forcing us to learn, and nobody is threatening to kick me out of society. At least not for this reason (jury's still out on my singing voice). In fact, we're pretty much just using the two pronouns you already know, though occasionally someone will prefer "they" or "ze." So that's one new word to remember. Trans people are less demanding than the writers of Game Of Thrones.