Hey there! As some of you know I'm female in real life and I'm just recently interested in learning more about this side of being an AB. Previously I thought it was mainly an embarrassment / humiliation mechanism. And I'm sure for some people it is, but I'm seeing another deeper level to it, and I'm finding it fascinating. (Let me explain here: I majored in sociology in college. I find people-stuff fascinating in general.)
Anyway, as an outsider, I sometimes get shy about using the word 'sissy.' I feel like 'little girl' is more polite for me to say. Referring to you all as sissies makes me feel like I'm being offensive or rude. Like calling a black person the n-word, or a gay person the fa- word. Or maybe it's as though I think I can only say the s-word if I'm part of the counterculture. It's clearly not a hate-word or ADISC wouldn't use it as a forum header. But does anyone else get where I'm coming from with this? I can't figure out why I feel so nervous to use this term. Was it offensive earlier, and then reclaimed by the community, like the word 'queer' was for gay men?
Anyway, just thought I'd share my thoughts with you little girls. Very curious to see your insights and thoughts. Have a good rest of your weekend little ladies.