Rainbow community changes their alphabet soup yet again

Here we go again. Identity politics is now so complex it needs its own book of definitions so that every special little snowflake can have their own special little identity.

It is really simple. You are a biological man or a biological woman.

  • I don’t care who you want to sleep with.
  • I don’t care who you are sexually attracted to.
  • I don’t care what made-up gender you have decided to identify with.
  • If your name is Bob I will call you Bob.
  • If your name is Sue I will call you Sue.

You are an ordinary human being just like everyone else. If you want to stand out, by all means, keep wearing silly clothes and pierce whatever body part takes your fancy but please, PLEASE, stop making up new alphabet soup terms to describe yourself.

SOGISC, seriously? I don’t care what it means and NEWSFLASH it is not important, no matter how many earnest academics collaborated over soy lattes to create it.

Look at the alphabet soup from the rainbow community so far…

In the 1990s they started with LGB, which was used to replace the term gay.

Next, they added the letter T and became LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender).

Six years later they added the letter Q to cover people who didn’t really know what they were and became LGBTQ. (The Q stood for queer and covered those who were questioning their sexual identity.)

Then the letter I was added to cover intersex people (yeah I know, I don’t know what that means either) and it became LGBTI.

Finally, thanks to the video from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission we are presented with a completely new identifier, the difficult-to-remember, hard-to pronounce and uncatchy acronym SOGISC meaning:

SO sexual orientation

GI gender identity

SC sex characteristics (what you actually are biologically).

Will this be the end of the alphabet soup?

Of course not.


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