A few weeks ago I heard a story in the news about a bunch of university students ( and, I'm sorry to say, this was in Ontario), who objected when a particular song was played at a social event at said university. The protests to the song demonstrate just how silly and ignorant ( "ignorant" in the original sense of "lacking knowledge" ) these students were.
They were claiming that this song was offensive and "hurtful" (it's amazing how easily hurt people are now) to trans people.
IF they'd (a) had the slightest knowledge of pop music history, or any interest in music made before 2010 (year chosen arbitrarily), they'd have been familiar with this great song, and it wouldn't have been any surprise to them to hear it and
( b ) If they'd heard of the singer, who was an avid supporter of trans and gay people's rights long before it was in style to do so and
( c ) even if they knew nothing of the history of the song or the singer, IF they'd actually listened intelligently to the lyrics....
...they would have celebrated this great piece of music, cheered it as a shout-out to trans people everywhere, and been happy that such a timeless cool song was being played at their social event.
Silly fools. ( as opposed to sensible fools...)
It's unbelievable how ****** up universities have become.