For the dverse prompt. To write about taboo subjects is difficult, because a priori it means some people are going to find what you say offensive. If what you wrote offended no one, it wasn’t taboo. If anyone is offended by what I have written, tough. I am merely pointing out a few of the subjects that political correctness obliges us not to mention.
These days everyone, including adolescents, talks about sex, swaps photos of their private parts on the social media. We can all rant and rage our political slogans, however ignorant, violent and vicious. These days, the taboos are the politically incorrect. I could cite so many that would cause offence to the people who believe they are progressive and open-minded, like saying it isn’t feminist or liberating to choose to wear a burqa, it’s retrograde and subservient; to point out the wholesale abuse of human rights (especially where human means female) in many African countries that has got absolutely nothing to do with colonialism; to say that there are more important things to worry about as the planet slips into extinction mode than the états d’âme of people who refuse to choose between M and F on their passport application forms. I could go on but I’ve probably offended enough people for one evening.
spring comes to the tree
buds burst birds sing rain falls
life goes on