Squid has just started high school in what is probably the most progressive high school in the country. He’s been giving his pronouns as he/him/they/them – and most are assuming he’s non-binary, despite him explicitly telling them he’s cis, but wants to be an ally. The fact that the teachers are supportive is great, but we have a lot more work to do.
And yesterday, he said he’s noticed that people speak to him differently depending on the gender they presume him to be. If they think he’s female, they tell him his name is “pretty”, and if male, he gets told it’s “interesting”.
For being such an absolute deadshit that even Tony Abbot had to distance himself from you. And Malcolm Turnbull rejected your rhetoric in very strong terms. The whole country is disgusted that you likened gay relationships to bestiality, and because of that disgust I have regained a little of my lost respect for my fellow Australians.
I have a lot to say about the “Muslim Riots”, but that will have to wait for another day. Suffice it to say for now that I am sad that we don’t yet have a parliament that is willing to do the right thing, but we have progressed, and we will no longer tolerate hate speech dressed up as opinion. That is progress.
As for Mr Abbott – you should have sacked him for being a deadshit, not for being “undisciplined”. In my opinion, you lot could do with a little less discipline, and a little more backbone.