We live in a very interesting moment in history. For decades, the conversation has been one of increasing inclusivity, providing more opportunities for minorities, and reducing gender-based social inequalities. Even where our efforts in these directions were more perfunctory than effective, the overarching cultural discourse saw them as valuable, part of a program to ease inequalities resulting from centuries of marginalization. That’s not to say there has never been opposition. But it does feel as though, in recent years, we’ve seen significant retrograde action. And it’s playing out across every sector of our society. People, in other words, have stopped pretending.