“We live in a moment where people feel a certain degree of permissiveness—a willingness to be playful with identity,” he said.
The "permissiveness" or indifference of the ruler of the universe grows amazingly.
c.1600, "allowing to pass through," from Old French permissif, from Latin permiss-, past participle stem of permittere "to let go, let pass, let loose" (see permit (v.)). In sense of "tolerant, liberal" it is first recorded 1956; by 1966 it had definite overtones of sexual freedom. Earlier it meant "permitted, allowed" (early 15c.). Related: Permissively; permissiveness.