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Should children be allowed to make all decisions for themselves?
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: OpenMindedRealist
Good grief! I could add about 50 to the list of things said against me. I have never seen so many snivelling petty people on one thread since I have been on ATS! I think I'm going to close out of this thread now.
edited to add: Too bad, since I really wanted to get into the "something's in the water" kind of discussion with rational thinkers.
If we assume those two things are true in respect to transgender surgery
originally posted by: OpenMindedRealist
a reply to: Deaf Alien
Trying to get people thinking, rather than shouting.
My questions are all pertinent. If we are going to take a child's word for it - and make no mistake, that's the only evidence there is to support the notion of a person being born the 'wrong' gender - then we are assuming two things.
1. The child understands the self and the world well enough to make that determination
2. The child is being honest, with himself and with others
If we assume those two things are true in respect to transgender surgery, then why draw the line there? It would imply that children are far more aware and equipped to deal with the world than conventionally known. If a kid can correctly decide which gender he should be, why deny that child the right to make other decisions that have serious, lasting consequences?
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: queenofswords
With all due respect, there is nothing rational about "something's in the water". Unless there is something in the water that makes conservatives so close minded. Now THAT'S a theory I could get behind.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: kaylaluv
Please stop the generalizations. I'm conservative in most things. Yet I'm fully on the side of JadeStar, and the others.