gender fluid, as Riley is in Symptoms of Being Human. I am quite sure that gender fluidity has always been around, but there was no name for it. And now people who are gender fluid can put a name to their feeling and share their feelings with others. I hesitated when I wrote that last sentence. I was going to put "suffering from" but then I thought, is it really "suffering?" I don't know that answer, as I would think that some people "suffer" as a result of their gender fluidity and some people don't. I, in no way, meant it to be disparaging. It was just that in this book, Riley does seem to suffer. Now, I don't know if that is because of Riley's concerns about society's treatment of him or her? I mean, if the world were truly a loving place, then Riley wouldn't have to worry about whether or not today was a female day or a male day. So I guess that the suffering comes from society's failure to love as Christ loves us. So it isn't Riley's gender fluidity that is a "disease" or something from which Riley "suffers" it is because we refuse to love others.
Great book. I learned a lot, too.