I’m a fairly open minded kind of guy! Which comes in handy in our modern age of self expression and open sexuality.
I’m a full member of my organisations LGBT 🏳️🌈 community & last year I even realised there was a recognised sexuality which I fully identified with, making me a proud Aromantic! Look it up if interested, it’s not what you may think & genuinely has nothing to do with Ducks
Despite this I always considered gender to be one area of humanity that couldn’t be altered, so I struggle with gender neutral, gender fluid etc. Or I thought I did
A little earlier as I was ironing, my Wife, the Marvelous Mummy entered the room with our 4 year old boy, Dementor #2. Scanning her new jewellery holder, D2 took hold of an item & asked if he could have that necklace as he liked the shiny clasp.
MM instinctively said no, as boys don’t wear necklaces. On hearing this I opened my mouth to reinforce her point, yet the words that spilled out were new & although I heard my own voice speaking I didn’t fully recognise myself. My response?
“Boys can wear a necklace if they want”
A necklace may not seem that shocking, loads of men wear chains or small necklaces and have done for decades, centuries even. Which got me to thinking that perhaps i wasn’t standing up for the item itself but the concept! The concept that boys wearing or being something they are traditionally not meant to be is ok.
Let’s remember that the blueprint for humanity was drawn up in a time that would be as unrecognisable to us as it would be to the people back then if we all came face to face today.
Point being, if my boys grow up & want to be, well whatever they feel comfortable identifying as then who am I or who is anyone to deny them their identity? I would not only accept them without question but stand up for them at every corner. This life is a big game & we are all taking it to seriously
Take the statement, Live and let live! 4 simple words that should be considered as the Worlds strapline. Consider how things could be changed if we managed to sprinkle our planet with some tolerance & understanding, then perhaps we could shed the climate of fear and self interest that had gripped the civilised world!
The only surety we have is Death, so why not spend our short time here living our lives the way we want to.
If someone’s life choices offend you, simply don’t look
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