Why the number “69” is problematic… And needs to be removed.

The number is sexist.

The number “69” implies a mxn and a womxn. The key thing here is, that it objectifies womxn, giving the appearance that they are a object like a number. This is deeply offensive and rooted in bigotry.

The number is ableist.

Not only does the number objectify womxn. It also is bigotted towards persyns of less ability. This means that persyns of less ability aren’t included in the number.

The number is transphobic.

As outlined above, the number implies a mxn and a womxn. This excludes transgender persyns which is a highly common form of discrimination.

So what can be done?

I propose we ban the number entirely and wipe it from existence. Instead of the number line going 68, 69, 70, it goes 68, 70, 71 etc.
However, all other numbers would not be effected e.g. 28, 29, 30, 31 etc. would remain unaffected.

Thank you for reading.

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