originally posted by: RifRAAF
a reply to: Lipton
So you want to punish people with mental illnesses? Because gender dysphoria is a recognised mental illness, and this young lady should not be
punished for her gender expression.
Your continued use of the male pronoun is just pathetic and derogitory.
It's also absolutely no surprise. I am cis gendered myself. Was a boy, am a man and have always been sure of it. My sexual orientation
notwithstanding, it's so refreshing to see some young people finding their cause (in this case a social issue) and supporting it
To: Restricted ((sorry had to edit and wasn't sure how to add your link))
Wasting time? Not fighting tyrannical government?
Do we all have to fight the exact same cause? Is not genderphobia, homophobia and other -isms a tyrannical oppression? Do people expect a couple
school aged boys to suddenly change a whole country? No
BUT...they are fanning some flames with this...they are showing that Generation Y isn't all vapid and self-entitled. Whoever it was that said they
only fight causes media gives them, is that not how it has been for ages? I am a gen-xer...we fought several things too...AIDS, the beginnings of a
battle against homophobia, bullying and all sorts of other things. All of these were displayed for us by media
What about the Boomers? Vietnam? Feminism and abortion (for or against)? These played out in media
It's all relative...media, like it or not is the way many people access their world unless they step of a plane in another land and experience
it...but how did you get the idea to go to Hong Kong, Ghana, the Sudan, Brazil and fight the causes? Was your wanderlust so incredible that you just
went from country to country until you touched down and said "A HA! A problem!" Sure maybe a few did, but the rest of us learned about these pains
from a distance. Alot those so-called 'hippies' fighting against Vietnam were not there...A lot of my generation who wanted to battle AIDS and feed
Africa didn't go there...they got the info from media...so to blame Milleneals and tell us all that they only attributed their advocacy to the media
is partially true but also misleading because they are not the only generation that did this
I admit, I do have some issues with some of the way Milleneals do things and frankly I am still in some deep thought trying to determine if they worry
me or if I am just getting old and not liking change
But one thing I do like about this generation is they aren't afraid of us anymore...they may be cocky, entitled and sometimes make irrational
decisions but maybe we need to think from the heart before the head in some cases
These boys said "I support this girl (not boy as some posters want to say) and to **** with you who don't like it"
Yes I am tied into this system...I am and LGBT member and yes I support these boys and all who seek progress in the social arena
Thing is, I don't want to squash free speech or thought...not in a million years...it just seems like people really need a god deal of waking when it
comes to gender issues
But at the same, I fight for gender rights and equality (feminism) and I am not a woman...does that mean I should only ever fight for things I am only
100% directly involved in? I sure hope not otherwise greenpeace better stop anti-whaling protests because I am pretty sure I've never seen a Beluga on
a skiff chasing down a Japanese whaling (holy crap how awesome would that be...my iPhone would have no picture memory left)
edit on 1-10-2014 by KyoZero because: (no reason given)