Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Question the Questions

Ring Ring
“Hello?”
Caller: “Hello, this is - name - and I am calling from - inaudible, sounded like a government survey - and I would like to speak to the male of the household.”
“You would like to speak to the male of the household?”
“Yes.”
“Do you mean the man who has transitioned from male to female or the woman who was born a man who is now a woman?”
“Um, the male of the household.”
“Do you mean the man who was biologically a man or the man who transitioned?”
“The man who is biologically a man who is now a woman.”
“Oh so you want to speak to the woman of the household.”
“If there is no man of the household, then I would like to speak to the woman.”
“Not a man?”
“No, I will record that it was a woman.”
“Ok, so what if you have called a lesbian household? Who do you want to speak with?”
“The mother.”
“What if both lesbians are mothers? Which mother are you referring to?”
“I could just speak with you.”
“That’s okay, you can just give them this feedback. Thanks for calling.”

Goodness, sometimes it is fun to get these annoying dinner-time survey phone calls. Question the Questions, that’s what I say! Be an ally and be the change you want to see in the world! Social justice opportunities present themselves all the time, have a little fun while challenging the status quo! Forget the drop in the ocean, make a splash!

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