What is happening in the Italian edition of the international talent show X Factor (Sky) is disconcerting, but also very significant.
From this year categories have been abolished: in particular, men and women no longer compete in different and separate categories in deference to mainstream fluid according to which sexual binarism is a fact to be archived.
The paradoxical result of innovation is that thehe final will be almost exclusively male (20 male competitors, 2 female): practically a football club. From the hated binary, through non-binary, it was back to the old dear monosex.
By abolishing the categories X Factor has effectively abolished the women.
No better demonstration of the fact that the gender neutral is maleand involves the disappearance of the female sex.
The production team and judges will have this weird cat to deal with, the women will practically disappear, and they will have to somehow get out of the embarrassment.
It's not a surprise to us here, as it is happening in the talent, in any area of human coexistence, the 'unexpected' product of gender-neutrality is the disappearance of women and the spread of the masculine. In short, we are back to where we started, when women were excluded from everything.
Intent - to do away with women and replace them with a more functional and up-to-date neutral - that is very clear in its language, where it calls for the 'category of women' (Judith Butler) to be opened up to anyone who perceives themselves as such, inviting born women to be content to belong to the sub-category of 'bodies with vaginas' (The Lancet, see here).
Precisely because of this appoint themselves as women, resisting the invasion of womanhood by men has become a eminent political act.
The X Factor is an excellent opportunity to propose reflection to the younger generation. natural-born fluid.