1. If you assume that because I was assigned "male" at birth by idiot doctors, that this makes me "really a man," you are WRONG. I am a woman who had the misfortune to end up with the wrong genitals and DNA. If you cannot accept this FACT, and address me respectfully as a female, then please leave and never return.
If you have any questions about what "transgender" means, ask Google, and don't just go with one site's answers, because odds are pretty good that your first link of choice will be utter bullshit. Once you've educated yourself, if you have any questions for me, ask them respectfully, and listen to the answers respectfully and with an open mind, or don't bother at all.
2. If you assume based on my icons, my LJ or DW decorations, or ageplay-related posts that I am some kind of pedophile, you are WRONG. My decorations and icons are because I am a "little" in something called "age play," which is TWO OR MORE CONSENTING ADULTS ROLE PLAYING either as a means of self-therapy by mentally returning to a more innocent state, in the case of most littles; or, in the case of most "Bigs" (AKA "Guardians/Parents/Etc"), to focus on one's nurturing side, and to have a relationship as free of typical drama as possible. Real children are in no way involved. People into age play are not interested, that way, in real children. If you cannot accept these facts, then please go away and never return.
If you have any questions about what "age play" means, ask Google, and don't just go with one site's answers, because odds are pretty good that your first link of choice will be utter bullshit. Once you've educated yourself, if you have any questions for me, ask them respectfully, and listen to the answers respectfully and with an open mind, or don't bother at all.
3. If you assume, based on my stated belief that it is wrong to castrate or chemically castrate sex offenders, or on my inability to understand why child molestation is considered worse than murder, that this somehow means I agree with their crimes or am a sex offender myself, you are 1000% WRONG.
A. The assumption, in the latter statement, seems to be that murder being worse than child molestation somehow implies that child molestation is not a crime, or is a minor crime. This assumption is as absurd; if I were to say that murder is worse than attempted murder, it would not imply that attempted murder is not a heinous crime. So too, child molestation is a very very bad crime, just like rape, and almost as bad as murder.
B. The reason I believe it is wrong to castrate or chemically castrate sex offenders, ignoring for now the fact that the sex offender registry is being badly abused, is that not only does it not work at all to stop or prevent such crimes, I also believe it is unethical to commit acts of torture, mutilation, or murder upon someone as "punishment." Lock them up in prison, but it always pisses me off that people keep quoting "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" and similar sentiments without actually THINKING about what they really mean. If you murder someone for murdering someone, then you become a murderer yourself, and by the laws should either be murdered in turn (creating an endless cycle of murder), or that someone is going to have to get away with murder, which is hypocritical, nonsensical, counter-productive, and completely insane. Likewise, torturing and/or mutilating someone for any crime is WRONG. Furthermore, I disagree with the sex offender registry anyway, because aside from all the abuses of it (all the myriad people put on it who have not committed any sex crimes at all), there's this to consider: if you think they're so dangerous that you must always keep tabs on them, then DON'T LET THEM OUT OF PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE!
I am a compassionate person. I always have been, and always will be, even when my language (in fits of anger or fear) does not reflect it. Compassion does NOT equal agreement with someone's worldview or actions. It is currently unpopular to have compassion for sex offenders, like it was unpopular in Jesus's time to have compassion towards criminals, prostitutes, and Jews who also practiced paganism (Samaritans). I don't care that it's unpopular to have compassion for them. I have compassion for everyone, no matter how vehemently I disagree with them.
If you cannot accept that it is possible to have compassion towards someone regardless of how evil their actions have been, then please leave and never return.
If you cannot accept that wanting someone to be treated with compassion or, at the very least, a lack of cruelty, does NOT equal agreement with their crimes and does NOT make one a sex offender by proxy, then please leave and never return.
If you cannot stand to be around someone who thinks that no crime, no matter how heinous, deserves torture, mutilation, and/or being put to death, then please leave and never return.
I will not apologize for being compassionate. I will not apologize for believing that torture, mutilation, and murder are ALWAYS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT. And I do not want anything to do with people who make their own false assumptions about me, especially without even giving me a chance to explain. I am a compassionate soul, and I am tired of being derided, labeled, even hated for baseless assumptions connected to my compassionate nature.
4. There is more than one mind in this body. Believe it or don't believe it, I don't care. But if you act like an ass to me for it, I will defriend you and ban you sofuckingfast. If you have any potentially stupid questions (which, if you're new to multiplicity, you probably do), either ask them respectfully (and listen respectfully with an open mind to the answers), or go to the links listed here, or don't bother asking at all.
I think that's all.
Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org