For some people coming from a patriarchal society (As it was for me in Dublin a few decades ago) a lot of “The change” in society is happening too fast, and by too fast I mean that for people, especially Males who grew up in sexist and Homophobic surroundings where homophobic slurs were common currency and their very limited sex education left them bereft of the knowledge that there were “Others” beyond “Blokes”, “Birds” and “Benders”
I regard myself as somewhat open-minded and even liberal on some issues but I find myself struggling to understand the avalanche of information coming my way. One example being when I recently attended a summit in Croke Park and one speaker touched on the subject of sexuality and informed us that it is not LGBT, it is LGBTQIA…and she added AT LEAST 10 more letters that I can’t remember.
I am not articulating my point very well and for that I apologise but do any of you have problems understanding it all?
I recently had a Man taking offence at me saying “That Man over there might know” as he wanted to be identified a “Z” (ZEE) I have also been told that one of my colleagues is gender fluid and that persons interpretation of that was that they identify as Male some days and Female other days and as such will use different toilets on different days.