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Chicago Public Schools Now Forcing Students To Use Requested Transgender Pronouns

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain

originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain

If you are going to tell me that a 3 year old person, who eats boogers, talks to imaginary friends, believes in the tooth fairy, thinks magic is real....that they have established enough of a sense of reality and self, as to 'help' them 'transition' into another gender at their whim....you are irresponsible..


Is there an issue letting a 3 year old define themselves?

Letting a kid be who they are as a person - - - is not irresponsible parenting.

Allowing tantrums, rudeness, screaming No, physical abuse of other children, etc - - - that is bad parenting.


A three year old can say he identifies as a Jedi Knight. It doesn't mean you teach him that he can use The Force to lift soda cans, jump 30 feet off of cliffs, or stop cars.

Understand the difference?????????


You DO NOT teach a transgender child to be a gender different from their physical packaging.

THEY TELL YOU. They know.

What does any of that other stuff have to do with Gender Dyphoria?



I was convinced, from the age of 4-7 that I was half Monkey/half Cheetah.


I'm just not going to go there anymore.

Consider legitimate research.


Legitimate Research?

You just said "They tell you"....in your previous post, as an argument.




posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: new_here

So you've never had experience with a trans kid who was terribly unhappy with their body to the point of depression and suicide. You've never had a trans kid ask you when their penis would fall off so they could be the girl they knew they were. You've never had a trans kid withdraw from learning or playing with friends at school because they had given up being happy, after being told by you to just be happy with their body. You've never had a trans kid commit suicide because you refused to help them transition.

Because there are parents who have gone through all these situations with trans kids.


I've got a feeling you've never had a kid who said those things to you either. You're just a random Internet stranger with a strong opinion different than mine, right?



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: new_here

As I've said before, I know some transgender people personally, and their experiences with their parents. I've communicated with some of the parents. I know what they went through. I know what they did to try to stop it. Are you accusing them of lying?



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:31 PM
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Just as there are stories of REAL "Trans Children", there are also MANY stories of children trying on "Transgender" roles as a PHASE. Meaning, a temporary feeling or thought.

You cannot err on the side of AFFIRMATION with every child. That is my point. And this new wave of philosophy does exactly that. Seeking affirmation instead of caution or taking pause.

THAT....is dangerous and irresponsible. And this new crap of subjecting 99.7% of the other kids to conform to this by punishing pronouns is tyranny and a control mechanism pushed on the population by a very SMALL subset of the population , their Handlers, their special interest groups.

That's not Democracy or Freedom. That is Authoritarian and it's going to end in backlash.
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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
As I've said before, I know some transgender people personally, and their experiences with their parents. I've communicated with some of the parents. I know what they went through. I know what they did to try to stop it. Are you accusing them of lying?


Straw man of the year award goes to you.

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
Just as there are stories of REAL "Trans Children", there are also MANY stories of children trying on "Transgender" roles as a PHASE. Meaning, a temporary feeling or thought.


I'm not a Doomsdayer that parents are going to try to direct their kids into an opposing Gender.

Kinda didn't happen during the accepting Gay years either. I don't know anyone who's tried to force their kid to be gay.

However, opening peoples/parents minds to something that does exists - - might keep them from trying to force their kid into a stereotype gender.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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If our society becomes one where we conform to the whims and wishes, at every turn, to people who represent a small subset of our entire population, we are doomed. There's no reason to go on because we will fall apart.

While everyone should have equal Rights, demanding that the rest of us CATER to these subsets or sub 'cultures' is going to destroy the world. No species in the Animal Kingdom can thrive or progress by doing this.

I'm not saying to shut up and die off. I'm saying don't IMPEDE the REST OF US, or else it's not going to end well for all parties involved. As evidenced already



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: new_here
Personal experience with a happy adult female daughter who was gender nonconforming, and thewho is thankful as can be that she was not a child in this current day.


Gender non-conforming/gender variant is not having gender dysphoria. You've completely oversimplified things or are just getting them confused or simply stating opinions and thinking gender stereotypes and the social aspects of gender are what drive people to change sex. Change gender, yeah, many transgender people only have mild gender dysphoria and some don't even have it at all and social transition and possibly gender affirming things like HRT or facial feminization surgery or breast augmentation are enough to relieve discomfort. For others, this is only a small part of the overall picture and practically irrelevant to being the wrong sex.

Couple articles you might want to read:

Difficult Conversations

What Alarmist Articles About Transgender Children Get Wrong

Your previous post seems to indicate you think girls can't be or aren't as equally affected by gender dysphoria as boys. This is simply not the case nor do you recognize that even without a uterus and ovaries, a born male bodied person that has undergone sex reassignment surgery can have a normal, happy and rewarding sex life. Trust me, you are failing to account for the significance of that which is actually pretty huge.

new_here, Kaylaluv and Annee know what they're talking about. They have my certified seal of approval. I've been reading, studying and researching everything there is to know about this for at least 47 years or more. Oh yeah, I was a transgender child, have changed sex and do also kind of know what I'm talking about.

BatheInTheFountain, thank you for proving the consistency in my theory that at least one, if not several people bring up wanting to be a horse, TMNT, Jedi, tiger, etc. when they were kids. This indicates lack of knowledge or any real understanding of this subject at all. Thanks!



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Freija

originally posted by: new_here
Personal experience with a happy adult female daughter who was gender nonconforming, and thewho is thankful as can be that she was not a child in this current day.



new_here, Kaylaluv and Annee know what they're talking about. They have my certified seal of approval. I've been reading, studying and researching everything there is to know about this for at least 47 years or more. Oh yeah, I was a transgender child, have changed sex and do also kind of know what I'm talking about.

BatheInTheFountain, thank you for proving the consistency in my theory that at least one, if not several people bring up wanting to be a horse, TMNT, Jedi, tiger, etc. when they were kids. This indicates lack of knowledge or any real understanding of this subject at all. Thanks!


1) they get your 'seal of approval because they reinforce your argument and identity. Not because they have made cogent or well rounded points.

2) I used those certain analogies to argue an opposing view, that ALSO has merit, that not ALL children are in fact, "Trans", as they claim.

3) You can't ERR in the AFFIRMATIVE at every turn.

4) You have every Right to be who you are. And I have every Right to shelter kids from bowing to the correct USAGE OF PRONOUNS to please you and yours. (Roughly 0.3% of the entire population)

Sorry

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
If our society becomes one where we conform to the whims and wishes, at every turn, to people who represent a small subset of our entire population, we are doomed. There's no reason to go on because we will fall apart.


I'm sorry, but that's just laughable.

Those making all the fuss are the Fundie religious.

They are the ones who want to control and force everyone to live by their rules.

Respecting and accepting differences in people should not be made into a Big Issue as the Fundie's make it out to be.

Clearly seeing the ones actually in the wrong might help.


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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Hyperbole much?

Having some consideration and not intentionally taunting and bullying others for being different is not going to destroy the world.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
If our society becomes one where we conform to the whims and wishes, at every turn, to people who represent a small subset of our entire population, we are doomed. There's no reason to go on because we will fall apart.


I'm sorry, but that's just laughable.

Those making all the fuss are the Fundie religious.

They are the ones who want to control and force everyone to live by their rules.

Respecting and accepting differences in people should not be made into a Big Issue as the Fundie's make it out to be.


Well, I'm Agnostic. I cannot argue the point that Religion or Fundamentalism has a part in this.

But you're using a the ruse of "It's just Religion" as an argument. There are many Atheists, Agnostics, Liberals and Conservatives alike that oppose this crap. It isn't a monolith.

And as far as those making a "big deal" out of it. Our PRESIDENT just made sweeping directives at a Federal level, for local tax funded issues.

And this crap wasn't hyped up until the MEDIA got a hold of it.

The Religious people are reactionary. But the shot across the bow has definitely been set by the Special Interests.

Don't give me that default easy ruse of "Religiosity"



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Hyperbole much?

Having some consideration and not intentionally taunting and bullying others for being different is not going to destroy the world.


NO.

"Consideration" is different than a President making a FEDERAL DIRECTIVE along with local educators to punish kids for pronouns.

Sorry



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
Our PRESIDENT just made sweeping directives at a Federal level, for local tax funded issues.



Good for him. He understands the Constitution.

1 = the same as majority.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
Our PRESIDENT just made sweeping directives at a Federal level, for local tax funded issues.



Good for him. He understands the Constitution.

1 = the same as majority.



The Constitution??????

Really???

So "Freedom of Speech"...the very FIRST Amendment...didn't occur to you WHILE TYPING THAT GARBAGE?



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
Our PRESIDENT just made sweeping directives at a Federal level, for local tax funded issues.



Good for him. He understands the Constitution.

1 = the same as majority.



I'm actually done talking to you. For you to actually argue that suppression of speech is in fact "Constitutional", is so Orwellian and bizarre it deserves no attention, nor do you.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

The guidelines don't apply to innocent mistakes. It applies to willful, mean spirited refusals to address the trans kids properly, in an attempt to demean and belittle.



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
The guidelines don't apply to innocent mistakes. It applies to willful, mean spirited refusals to address the trans kids properly, in an attempt to demean and belittle.

To actually believe that a child intent on bullying another child will not find an alternative, more derogatory term to use is naive to the highest degree. Do you think children will pause and think "wait, I can't use THAT pronoun, maybe I ought not bully them in the first place!" It's ridiculous to contend so...



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Annee


All hormone blockers do is put the physical changes of puberty on hold for a few years.



And one of those physical changes, which is facilitated by estrogen/testosterone, is brain maturation. You're advocating delaying brain maturation, until such time that a child can make a mature decision, with an immature brain. It's unconscionable!



posted on May, 16 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Dark Ghost

These guidelines are for all types of bullying towards trans kids. Pronouns is only one part of it.



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