A Canadian tribunal in British Columbia has now made it a crime to apply the wrong pronoun to a person. And the little piece that reports the news is an LGBTQ news rag.
It's about tyranny of course. Growing up in the post-war (that's WWII) era, we were told freedom of speech is the capstone of all democracy and liberty. Feminism is what did it in. Back in the 1970s, even as St. George Carlin was lobbying for a nation of unbridled freedom of speech, feminists were demanding an end to the male pronoun.
Policeman you say? You chauvinist pig! It's police person! You're my relief man? That's relief person. Remember that? Shortly afterwards, Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings ceased being alternatives used to describe Christmas and the December holidays, and became the mandated terms used to describe that holiday on December 25th. Indians became Native Americans. Blacks either became black or African American or both or neither, I was never sure.
But you get the point. The left, while screaming unchecked tolerance for all speech and expression, was simultaneously walking back the same. The point was the destruction of the Christian West and its replacement with a new secular global gospel. Changing our words and speech was simply a major step forward toward that goal.
After all, punishing people legally for saying truth is even better than using social pressure to shame entire people groups (men, Americans, Christians, whites). To actually say if you indicate squares are not round, you'll be legally punished is as close as you get to tyranny without the gulags and killing fields.