***Always remember to say at least one word in your post related to planes to keep these silly discussions from being off-topic.Yeah, when I see what the common people are commonly sensing I start to think, maybe the kind of sense we consider common is not a necessarily good one haha!
As for the genders thing, eh, it's no big deal to me what gender someone wants to identify as. Literally effects me in no way whatsoever. Other cultures through history had more than two and it didn't destroy them, so like you say; we have bigger fish to fry. But, so many people be like; 'What genitals do you have? Your gender MUST reflect those... What d'you mean you're biologically intersexed? We can't have that, we're gonna make you into a typical woman or man, whether you like it or not)'. So a political movement has been formed in an attempt to get those people to back off and let people be.
Funny, these things you just said are an increasingly important part of the school curriculum in California. Who needs algebra anyway?