Ideologically, it's as if the conceptual appeal was to save Sodom and Gomorrah from divine destruction—only to arrive at the time when the two biblical cities weren't destroyed, but are still here with us…What is beginning to emerge, even through data that is finally somewhat serious, is that not much has changed, that human beings are still human beings... In the United Kingdom, the Office of National Statistics—the British equivalent of Italy's Istat—recently released data taken from the latest national census which show that about 0.5% - one individual in two hundred - of the adult population of England and Wales self-identifies as transgender. To the question: "Do you still identify with the same gender registered at birth?", 45.4 million of respondents said "yes" and just over a quarter of a million (262,000) answered "no".
The result is consistent with the American data collected by Pew Research according to which only 0.6% of US adults claim to recognize themselves in a sexual identity other than that ascribed at birth, while about 1% more generally claim to be ' non-binary' in sexual tastes—an elegant way of saying 'whatever happens...'
These are numbers that demonstrate more than anything else how uncommon these phenomena are in fact among the population and, even more simply, how people continue to be—as they have always been—different from each other.
Compared to the past, it seems that people are simply more willing than in the past to talk about it. Perhaps what the 'Gender Revolution' represents is not so much a novelty on human sexuality—which always appears as it is—but a lesson in the conduct of modern mass communication.