She’s In Love With The Boy, Or Is She?
While at a recent Garth Brooks concert, his wife Trisha Yearwood was singing her hit song, ‘She’s In Love With The Boy’ and as she sang, my mind wandered, as it is wont to do. It wanders all the time, even while wandering. It wandered this, “Pretty soon that song won’t be politically correct”.
You are probably going, “Why wouldn’t it be? What cheap drugs are you on now?” Well think of the way our society is going. He is she and she is he or both. Where we once made do with male and female washrooms for a two-gendered world, we are now adding a third for those not under this umbrella. The ‘both’ group. See where I am going with this? I can’t hear you!
If you are still in a fog, let me aid your defogging. Gender identity is slowing becoming non-existence or a non-issue. (Too bad I can’t say the same for race). There’s no longer a clear distinction. We are slowly dispensing of the systems that identified us as men or women. Inclusivity is the order of the day. (I still remember LGBTQ when it was just LG).
Saying all that, it won’t be long before someone asks the question, “Why are all these love songs about a boy and a girl? What about the gays and lesbians?” Yes, what about them? Why are we eager to change and be more accepting yet it’s still a hidden taboo to sing about a man in a relationship with another man? Or a woman in a relationship with another woman? How come the ‘Kiss Cam’ at sports game never zoom in on an obviously lesbian or gay couple? Is it that deep down, we really want HER to be in love with the BOY?
Just another one of MY TAKE