The New Normal

We really need to be able to rehabilitate the word “normal” – in contrast to “abnormal” – in general dialogue. It doesn’t need to be normative, or pejorative of the abnormal, but being tolerant of alternatives and minorities, even extreme ones, must involve honesty about their true place in reality. Gender & sexuality, health physical, biological & mental, even cultural outlooks, values & behaviours, you name it. Valuing equality of human respect, rights & opportunities is one thing, but that’s not the same as assigning the same values to all variations in all contexts. That would be to deny value.

Just sayin’. This is probably just a stub for a longer conversation?

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