Saturday, March 05, 2011
A survey from officialdom...
...comes for my elderly mother to complete. It invites her to describe herself as "heterosexual/straight, bisexual, lesbian..." or a couple of other options. My mother would prefer to describe herself as a "normal married woman". She has never used the expression "heterosexual" nor has she described herself as "straight" and it doesn't seem quite right to make her describe herself in terms that she would never use and indeed might regard as offensive.We leave the papers aside for a while. We talk about Britain a bit. "I pray a lot for this country" she says suddenly "I pray a lot."
Posted by Joanna Bogle at 10:25 pm