The Safety of Categories

“When you start operating on the principle that you indeed can divide people into sheep and goats, then there’s also the idea that you must divide people into sheep and goats and there are certain boundaries that cannot be crossed without reclassifying.”
 — It’s once more into the breach with trying to get society to roll back the helpful and also not at all helpful classification of people into “gay” and “straight.” Anyway, that’s Hanne Blank, author of Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, out next week.