“Oh, we’ve been selling rope to women,” Clifton Kahn, owner of Lexington Hardware, told the Post. “I’d say tenfold more rope than usual in the last six months. The women are definitely buying, and it’s still continuing.”
I think I finally realized what it is that irks me so deeply about the trend of specialized nomenclature applied to seemingly invented genders, pronouns and orientations.
To create a term for what you are is to imply that being unique in defining your identity is not a universal experience for all people. To imply that the general terms we use for people, to allow our animal brains to properly interact with and identify the needs of others, are lesser because they are non-specific when specific definition as a broad term is a literal impossibility.
Everyone is a unique, special snowflake. You are not lesser because there is no more rare term that applies to you, you are a part of something greater regardless of how you define yourself.