Words have lost their meaning..... Respect/acceptance has evolved to a binary response and either your for or against something and the BBC make no effort to adopt a mature attitude to call out the idiots who choose to misinterperate language intentionally.I'm very much for reporting the new, unusual and potentially ground-breaking.
The paradox is that whilst also espousing the 'new', for example veganism, we also live in a society where to judge is beyond the pale.
To pick but one example:
We can't 'fat-shame', for instance; we can't tell the truth about such as obesity.
A female friend of mine said to me that she sat through some drivel on Women's Hour last week where an 'outsize' (fat) female was gobbing on about how thin people are jealous of her body shape and happiness. It was all abutter and her beauty.
Huge amount of cognitive dissonance going on there. No, I'm not jealous. At all. But were I to say anything to the contrary I'd be criticising and indicative of all that is bad in the world.
More and more, we are being forced to 'celebrate' the different (and, in some cases, quite damaged). It's tedious. And, hey, in the case of obesity it's costly.
If someone's happy in their body, fine. Why the hell does that need air time, though? And why is looking after yourself 'elitist' or 'shaming'?
We've stepped through the looking glass.
As a supposed bastion, its one of many proofs of bias that the BBC simply refuse to acknowledge.