Turns out pride doesn’t mean what you thought it meant. It merely supersedes and bans all other forms of pride.
But culture and media does not like to take second fiddle to anyone. To prove this, NPR released a tweet on their new pride piece:
“Not sure how to ask someone their pronouns? Or confused about what different gender terms mean? We put together a 101 guide to common terms about gender identity, how to talk about gender respectfully — and why it matters ” https://trib.al/Ytgls4P Jun 2, 2021
Yes, asking someone about ‘their’ choice of pronouns has always been a difficult issue for me. I don’t know about you? I hate that.
NPR — “Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some.
That’s why we’ve put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our goal is to help people communicate accurately and respectfully with one another.”
Is that really your goal? It goes on to say their guide is not exhaustive. But it couldn’t be because these terms keep evolving. A new one will come out about every six months just to keep you on your toes, and give the perpetual Woke brand new terms. It is meant to go on and on.
The whole idea is to keep the people as confused about gender identity as science should be in determining it. There are no rules, no limits, only desire. All other factors need not apply.
All or nothing, and everything in between.
But if you thought this little experiment or lesson is about what you should call it, the real lesson here is what you should not say. Or, in other words, they get to invent new terms or social norms every day which render your terminology and opinions obsolete.
Everyone is expected to adapt to their slide rule of gender. Sorry, that is the way it works. Your language and speech shall be limited while theirs is unlimited. You thought there were ground rules for all this? Too bad.
“One thing to note: Language changes. Some of the terms now in common usage are different from those used in the past to describe similar ideas, identities and experiences. Some people may continue to use terms that are less commonly used now to describe themselves, and some people may use different terms entirely. What’s important is recognizing and respecting people as individuals.”
Indeed language changes. So does culture change, as I’ve said before. But what happens without some basic common definitions?
According to the comments, it seems the main purpose was trolling for criticism so they could scream “transphobia” or something at critics. That means I am phobic or hateful while they need to be treated with the utmost respect. See how this works?
This of course requires that other, older social norms be disposed of, if they were ever proper ones in the first place. Follow along: so if everything before now was only a lie, then their new revision must unequivocally be the truth. Make sense?
Personally, I take my gender identity with a side order of reality.