A piece in Liberal Democrat Voice. It starts:
As the mother of three girls, I am constantly aware of the sexism they face. It is endemic in society.
Last week, having tea with the family, my 12-year-old daughter asks for another drink, and the waiter says, ‘Right away, young man.’ It happens to her constantly – she has a very short haircut, but that’s all.
Give. me. strength. This isn’t sexism. What should the waiter have said, ‘Right away, young person of indeterminate gender, because we know from feminist scholars that gender is a social construct’?
Your daughter looks like a boy, in part because she has a very short haircut. It’s not the waiter’s problem, or ours. Deal with it. Maybe encourage her to grow her hair, or wear feminine clothes? The woman goes on to laud the ultimate whiner, Laura Bloody-Bates. It’s enough to send a man mad.