The problem with Western culture is not that we lack compassion, but that we have too much.
It is commendable that the AFL community embraces former North Melbourne player and coach Dani Laidley. But it is nauseating to see that embrace transformed into mindless fawning.
It should be possible to accept Dani Laidley as a person without turning the famous footballer into a transgender icon.
Laidley, who admitted to being a deeply troubled person, is trying to rebuild a life after drug abuse and facing criminal charges for stalking and breaking an AVO.
Laidley now identifies as a woman.
Like I said, no one begrudges...
- Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
- The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
- Spectator podcasts and newsletters
- Full access to spectator.co.uk