Sexual revolutionaries tend to get a free pass from major media, but you have to feel sorry for the two “non-binary” people “interviewed” by celebrity television host Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain yesterday. With his trademark aggression he interrogated Fox and Owl (yes, those are their non-committal names) in a style worthy of the Stasi.

 

 

The questions themselves were fair enough though: What does it mean to be non-binary? Why do I have to take such made-up identities seriously? Where does it end – to a contagion spreading among schoolchildren? To Morgan’s right to call himself “a black woman” if that’s what he feels like?

Answers were sometimes evasive. Race was a touchy subject. A transgender suicide statistic was cited but British figures were not known. However, Fox and Owl seems pleased with the publicity and posted the video on YouTube, asking everyone to share it.

And they made Morgan a gift of a newly-minted book, illustrated by Fox, Are You a Boy or are You a Girl? It’s intended for kids aged 3 and up – and that really is the most useful information to come out of the interview. Look for it in the kindy library before you enrol your child.

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet