Just a thought…

“I came to the States to get into acting, and I couldn’t even get a manager or agent, so I made a short film based on my life because I had the time to do it. I put it online, just to say, ‘This is something I wanted to do,’ and it went viral, which I didn’t ever expect. And then I got an opportunity to audition for Orange Is the New Black because they wanted to have a gender-neutral character. But I’ve also gotten backlash. And that’s when you realize you have to keep up with the terminology. When I got cast as a lesbian in Batwoman, I didn’t know that being a gender-fluid woman meant that I couldn’t be a lesbian because I’m not a woman — not considered lesbian enough.
My initial response was ‘Pfft!’ And then I was like, ‘Wait. Let me just figure this one out. How do I right this wrong, because if someone out there is upset by this, I need to know why and how to fix it.’ That’s when I sort of said, ‘I’m a woman that identifies as a woman. I’m not trans. But if being gender-fluid means that I can’t identify as a woman at any point, then I guess I can’t be that.’ Maybe I need to make up another term, one that doesn’t step on any toes. One where I can be fluid in my gender, but also a lesbian, because otherwise I’m not sure what I am.” - RUBY ROSE on Jimmy Fallon
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I might step on a few toes here, but then, that is what I do. My response has been and will continue to be...fuck it. Ruby Rose, in her statement, says she needed to sort this shit out. What to call herself. Well, Ruby, not that you are necessarily interested in my take but, be you. You have a designation; you are Ruby Rose, people will assign titles, labels, and just about everything else to you, with or without your permission for the rest of your life. Therefore, let them sort it out. You are you, fuck everything else. People are getting hung up in names and labels. Here is my take on why. They wake up one day, and they are not gay. Or straight. Or trans. Or gender-fluid. Or whatever. They want to be something, but they don't know what. Then they choose and then they are told that their choice is invalid because of a list of parameters they don't meet. So they end up feeling lost. Labels are for the weak. Labels are for those who want to scream and control. Fuck all of them; you are you. You don't need a label. I will even go as far as to say, that if you are worried about a label, you are not worried enough about who you really are. You don't need to figure out your label, you need to figure out what makes you happy and then say "this is me, fuck you world" and live the life you want to live.

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