Binary

We are coming in to an age of technology
 
An age of exploration and variation and sociology 
 
Everything now is in this language of electricity 
 
1010101 everyone knows, it’s called binary 
 
But why are we still holding back when our computers are evolving
 
Its later now, its 2014, and still adults medieval minds are faltering on problems 
 
even children are solving
 
 
I tried to use the term ‘gender neutral’ about a month ago and the way I was laughed 
 
at and silenced, youd thinking it was extremist thinking
 
When all I wanted to do was help the way that they were speaking
 
And I am so sick and tired of every single day
 
Of having to hear some freshman white boy call his bio test ‘gay’
 
Or getting strange looks when I say its not actually gay its LGBT*QIA
 
And we dont want to have to make ourselves one specific way
 
To fit into your digital thinking of 010101: 
 
Youre either one or youre zero
 
Youre either one of us, or youre nothing to us
 
Because you say you are so uncomfortable with my self expression that youd rather 
 
ignore me than understand me
 
 
See people are scared of change and even change is scared to change
 
Because its worried about being bullied on the school courtyard or at an interview
 
And when we show our anger, frustration and pain
 
You choose to take it as a excuse to complain
 
You try to drive two ways on a one way street
 
Shut up, sit down, you don’t know me!
 
You have no clue what its like to turn on the TV
 
Only to see channels full of jokes written JUST about me
 
And movies with one main concept:
 
Heteronormativity
 
And im sorry if that big word is scary to you, but do you know what scary to me?
 
Getting to see another, yes another, queer kid set on fire on TV
 
We are tired of being tired of our bodies
 
And tired of trying to explain them to people who are more comfortable with that
 
1010101 than taking the effort to look up ‘genderqueer’ in the dictionary
 
And we are tired of trying to pretend that we’re ones because we’re told that’s whats 
 
right
 
And because we don’t want to face ourselves as zeros to be seen as nothing by a 
 
Society that treats my people as a blight
 
Bigots on TV treats us like The Plauges 
 
Sent from hell to reign terror on your binarist ways
 
And maybe that’s what its going to take to get you to see
 
People aren’t macbooks or iphones or TVS
 
We have a language of beauty and its changing every single day 
 
So I don’t want to hear you dare to say
 
That we have to be 1’s or 0’s answer to simple yes or no questions that you shouldn’t 
 
be asking anyway
 
We aren’t robots or computers for you to give commands and you need to 
 
understand that we don’t want to be 1s in your codes
 
We’re tired of being  in this 101010101011110111111111111
 
We’re tired of hiding
 
So we’re taking infinity

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