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And its advocates are becoming more aggressive and intolerant.Novelist Ian Mc Ewan discovered this when he compared the politics of new identities to consumerism.‘The self, like a consumer desirable, may be plucked from the shelves of a personal identity supermarket, a ready-to-wear little black number,’ he said.‘For example, some men in full possession of a penis are “identifying” as women and demanding entry to women-only colleges and the right to change in women’s dressing rooms.‘A’ can mean asexual (feeling no desire for either gender) or androsexual — primarily attracted to men.Frankly, until a couple of years ago I’d never even heard of someone being ‘gender fluid’, which is defined as ‘a person who may identify as male, female or any other combination of identities.Perhaps inevitably, in an increasingly febrile world, Flint was subjected to vicious online abuse.But back in the real world, we learn boys who believe they are girls are being allowed to join the Guides under radical changes to the organisation’s single-sex policy.Town halls, education authorities and even some nurseries seem to be in thrall to the gender thought police.
In other words, in places where, thanks to enlightened new thinking, women might find themselves sharing a toilet area, for example, with a man.
Last year, Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee estimated 650,000 British people are ‘likely to be gender incongruent to some degree’.
Gender incongruent people, a (modern) dictionary will tell you, are convinced their true gender is different from the one indicated by their body, or the one that has been ‘assigned’ to them as babies.
Translate that to the RAF and the number is less than 300 out of the 32,000 personnel, with only a handful of those having undergone gender reassignment surgery.
Yet the RAF is just the latest of our institutions buckling under pressure from the trans minority.
Women have made great strides in the RAF in recent decades.