Every society has its customs.
Harvest seasonally celebrates good weather and a community’s ability to feed itself.
And mating rituals, often hierarchical, involve male displays of physical excellence and material resourcefulness to attract reproductive females.
But when societies code their rules using abstract tools like language then inherent ambiguities and opportunities for conflict undoubtedly emerge.
in 2015 Feminist Germaine Greer was ‘no-platformed’ for her views on gender.
Student feminists want to stop the veteran feminist from speaking at universities – because of her beliefs about transgender people. But why are women always punished more than men for having controversial opinions?
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was also no-platformed for showing Greer support.
Let's call a spade a spade: the letter against Peter Tatchell is no-platforming. It's time to stand up to the censors.
Applied Linguistic Subversion
So is Political Correctness driving Cultural Revolution?
Or the other way round?
'Modern Family' will debut a transgender character played by an openly transgender child actor this week, a move some hope will open the door for other transgender actors to take roles representing their community.
Aristotelian Dualism Vs 21st Century Non-Binary
Is post-modernism fueling post-truth & transgender politics?
As every bit of language is now deconstructed to its most ambiguous form.
The 17-year-old and his opponents want him to compete against boys but state regulations mean he is classed by birth gender
An atomised society full of polarised people.
Mixed martial arts champion Ronda Rousey has refused to fight against trangender athlete Fallon Fox.
The best way to undermine a ridiculous law is to apply it to the letter.
Most gender and women’s studies programs preach to the converted and lack courses that would appeal to men -- or, for that matter, women who don’t have particular political leanings, argues Hallie Lieberman.
But the interim injustice must be tolerated for how long?
Minority rule was frowned upon in Zimbabwe and Apartheid South Africa but minorities rights everywhere ought to be protected too.
Equal opportunity is complicated – but surely worth it.