Andrew Eaton Lewis has written this article about gender as a current topic of interest, talking about some of the performance projects directly exploring it at the Fringe this year including the very moving and thought-provoking Jesus, Queen of Heaven, by the wonderful Jo Clifford.

What’s really interesting for me are the comments below the piece, some of which are pretty aggressive and clearly full of anger and fear at what is seen to be a new confusion with basic biology and a cry of “political correctness gone mad!”. I have to say I’m quite upset by some of the remarks, but relieved as well because they prove the need for a project like this, for more compassion, more understanding and more protection for people who are just trying to carve out a livable life for themselves in a world that doesn’t always allow or support that.

You can read the article and the comments here:

http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2015/07/17/the-age-of-gendersaurus/

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