I was waiting for the bus today.
You see I am a retired person,
and no longer need to support automobile expenses, with no work too get to.
Being in the burbs of the GTA, the bus lines, are competitive and quite helpful, to us oldies.
So for a mere loonie, I can ride around, transfer at will, for about two to three hours.
For those of you that don’t know; a loonie is the coin denomination equivalent to $1.00
Getting back, to my waiting, at the bus stop.
I happen to notice, this coin was new…it was a very shiny gold coloured coin.
In this idle moment in time, I started to read the reverse side.
There was a picture cut into the coin…a woman in her finery of the day long ago.
Large brimmed hat with a feather.
She appeared to be putting something into a large box.
Turns out, the idea, was to commemorate, women, getting the right to vote.
So there it is….here in Canada, we celebrate 100 years of women’s rights
A major leap, in the gender in-equality that existed,
and in many ways still does
but is being chipped away at, little by little.
Not at all sure, what to think of the newest “non-specific gender”.
Seems we are still grasping, at just what to call, the third gender.
There is still a vast majority in the world, that would solve the dilemma, by eliminating it.
Just as women have known for the longest time, be careful out there.
There is good reason to have fear and be guarded…
particularly, around men.
Avoid risks, that males accept as normal behaviour…
but not, if your a woman or transgender.
You are no longer a man, when dressed in High Heels
and probably looking down right pretty and sexy.
We are somewhat more protected in Canada as there has been
recent Federal legislation, granting freedom of gender and gender expression.
Now, if only, they could get the washroom debate under control.
So there you have it. You are stepping out into, the quirky world of
not male…not female…you are “a what”, an “It”, maybe even “a thing.”