So, folks talking about sex and gender. Man, woman, etc. One folk turns up – and this is a trans folk – saying that we’ve got different names for males of animals, like stallion and gelding. At which point I agree but that’s possibly not the right words to be using, orchidectomy and all that. Or, it’s a damn good joke of course.
Folk gets all huffy and asks what the hell I’m saying?
Turns out folk doesn’t know the meaning of gelding. Thinks it’s just another name for male horse, doesn’t know about the operation that makes it so.
Which is a good joke, isn’t it? The trans insisting that gelding is a useful word but that it can’t be used to refer to gelding?