Apart from McCarthyism (which I still think America hasn’t recovered from) is there any social movement equivalent to this new trans and non-binary nonsense?
And, perhaps more interestingly, assuming this is a trend that will go away (please please universe), what will happen to the people who jumped on this bandwagon? Is there another trend we can look back on? It feels as though a lot of people are on it because they uncritically support what they feel is progress for minorities, but has there ever been a movement that was similarly misguided?
Personally, I’m just waiting for the tides to turn to see what some of these people do. Is Sam Smith going to quietly go back to just being a bloke with feelings? Will Ellen Page demand her pronouns get put back again? Or will they be too scared of hardcore fan pushback?