In Bulgaria, where my parents are from, gender ideology is nearly unheard of. To my parents, a man is a person with a penis, a woman is a person with a vagina, it is impossible to change one's sex, gender and sex are used interchangeably, and trans people are gender-nonconforming men and women. The end. They are surprised that there are people who view it differently than this. It is impossible to even discuss the dimensions of this debate with them because they can't wrap their head around the other side to even debate it, it's as if it's some joke to them or something from a movie.