February 21, 2020
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has doubled down on its publication of a poem describing the “struggles of getting a haircut as a non-binary person”, warning that critics have been “reported”.
BBC The Social, an off-shoot of BBC Scotland which claims it “brings you fresh up and coming talent from Scotland straight to your social media feeds”, featured a person who claims to be neither male nor female in the video, which sees them describe how awful it is to have to choose between “the salon” or “the barber’s”, given their gender identity.
“I’m sure you’ve seen the signs, gent’s trim five quid, woman’s trim nine… as usual there always seems to be a higher price to pay for those who are female,” observes the poet, Gray Crosbie.
“We’re queer and we’re here and life can be tough out there, so do you have to make a fuss or could you just cut our fucking hair?”, she said.
Many viewers were not especially enthused with the performance, however, or with indulging the notion that some people are so unique they exist entirely outside the gender binary.
This article was posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 am