Thursday, August 11, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
I have done everything in my power to avoid this one, but I just can't anymore. I like Demi Lovato. I think she is a good singer, and I liked her as a judge on X-factor. But she has been front and center this week because of her decision to use new pronouns which are now "they" and "she". Last year, she identified as non-binary, which I assumes means that she can be both male and female, not one or the other. But now, she is feminine, so she likes "she", but I have no idea how she gets to "they". "They" is plural, and she is one person. That is followed by her statement that her sexuality is fluid. I recently heard that at an annual conference for a Fortune 500 company, attendees were required to list their pronouns on their name badge. I wish I could change the conversation from "this is what I want you to call me" to "this is how I am feeling today". I feel more masculine when I am barefooting behind a ski boat, and I feel more feminine when I bust out crying when I hear a beautiful piece of music. I don't need to dictate how you address me each time I feel different. Besides, it is all too confusing. Just call me Tom. Which sex organs I have, and which sex I am attracted to doesn't need to be broadcast to anyone, but I am happy to tell a friend if they want to know. I get that I may be adding fuel to the fire by posting this, but I am admittedly dazed and confused.