Ah yeah… I had forgotten about that. That was a thing for a while, but it seemed to stop being a thing at some point, for some reason.
Honestly, it was a good idea. It nicely summarizes the whole messy subject in a single, simple fashion, takes back a word that’s already identifiable and takes away it’s power as an insult. It’s way better than messily slopping together everything in the way that LGBTQIA+ does.
Something that seems to go over the heads of a lot of these people is that the fight for rights is fundamentally indistinguishable from PR. This isn’t a war you’re fighting, it’s an ad campaign.
The way that a lot of Social Justice types behave might make them feel good, like they’re special and elite, but it doesn’t actually help anything. Hostility? Anger? This sort of behavior does absolutely nothing but hurt matters.
Likewise, the draconian lexicon of specific terminology and behavior. That needs to be toned down as well. You know what happens when your information is too dense? When it’s too complicated? Or too much? Or too demanding? Nobody pays attention.
Really, just… keep it simple, and don’t expect too much.
For example, don’t expect people to “ask for your pronouns”, and for fuck’s sakes don’t invent new ones. It’s English, we’ve got two options for singular personal pronouns. Besides which, they’re third person pronouns, they aren’t even for you, their entire purpose is for the convenience of other people through facilitating communication regarding third parties.
But that’s mostly just a giant pet peeve of mine. Sort-of.
…By the way, has there ever been an organization or movement with a + sign in it’s name that hasn’t been completely stupid?
The only other one I can think of is Atheism+, and that whole thing is stupid beyond words.