I just said what I actually think about something on Facebook. Kind of silly, I know. But a pretty major step for me. I usually avoid saying what I think like the plague. Mostly because I'm afraid of confrontation and what my family will think. However, I'm starting to get to the point where it's just...screw it. If my family and friends can't accept me for who I am, then it's their loss.
What happened was this: A cousin made a comment about how it's not PC to be a man anymore. You know, a "real" man who's interested in cars, tools, guns, and beating their chests.
So I commented on how it's damaging to try and force men and women into neat little boxes. This is what men like, and this is what women like. This is how men behave, and this is how women behave. Then I talked about how men (and women) who don't fit into those neat little boxes are derided. Men are called "gay," "fag," etc. Women are called "bitch," "slut," etc. This sort of thing will not sit well with my family...or anyone I know, actually.
I feel like I'm not being very coherent right now. My hands are actually shaking. I mean, this really is a VERY big deal for me. Right. I'm going to go and try to calm down. :-)