Try 200,000 years!
Heterosexist language has been embedded in human culture for eons.
This is not pedantry EleanorArr. This is evolutionary biology/psychology.
As a species, we reproduce (avoid extinction) by sexual-selection and opposite-gender mating. And it’s going to take a LOT longer than 2000 years for the LGBTQIXYZ crowd to leverage this bizarre political correctness into anything permanent.
Meanwhile, let’s spare a thought for all those feminists who must be mourning the loss of their gender identity politics. I mean…how do you fight for “wimmins” rights when the concept of being a woman (as distinct from a man) is under such a concerted linguistic attack?
And where to from here for scientific taxonomy? Surely the empirical scientific method is being eroded by those who want to call a spade a shovel or call an asteroid a planet or call a bat a bird.
If something as fundamental as the definition of ‘male’ can mean female and/or something - anything - in between, purely by subjective, self-determination, how can science classify anything? What datum shall there be?
Lastly, what about the law? How can we legislate anything gender-based insofar as human behavior is concerned when the subjects of that legislation get to decide for themselves when and if they are allowed to walk into a room full of naked teenage girls/boys?