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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Malak777
I have no will or desire to hurt anyone, including transgender persons. I wish I could say the same about all transgender persons. If I could, we wouldn't have to have this conversation.
I am demanding that we recognize and address the big violent elephant in the room and deal with it appropriately.
I will NEVER accept Self-ID because of these people.
It is chilling that you will defend brutal and violent predators in the name of defending the trans ideology. NOT transgender people. Because plenty of transsexuals who dare to disagree with the Trans Activists have likewise been attacked.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: Boadicea
I think when we couple the seemingly inherent associated issues with some of these other behavioral trends.. we are performing a massive disservice to everyone.
We can tell how easy life is for an individual in proportion to how deeply they search for perceived injustice.
Its a shame that "tolerance," like so many other concepts, has been co-opted and corrupted. Now it seems to mean that someone must not only be tolerant, but actively approve and participate, lest they be labeled a bigot and a nazi. The consequences of such a childish, naive approach not only results in inevitable backfires, but undermines the meaning and severity of the original concepts.
I suppose this would all be bad enough if it was solely relegated to individuals, but we have corporations upholding the narrative too. Corporations, that I am convinced, are roughly working as proxies to political entities in order to avoid.. lets call them "constitutional difficulties."
If I'm honest, it seems like every part of it is by design, with its foundations in co-opting language. In my opinion, what most folks refer to as "progressive" or "liberal" are anything but, and I can't help but wonder why that is part of the narrative...
Its all so tragic to me. Especially since technology has finally started to render some very left leaning constructs feasible for the first time in our history. So, folks like me who openly call themselves liberal are disregarded the moment the word is uttered... When we all think and act alike, it renders the very concepts meaningless, but it does a very good job of maintaining and supporting generations-old, corrupt power structures in an age of instant information access.
originally posted by: seeker1963
Many Trans people just want to go about their lives and live it just like you and I. It is these radical activists who seem to ruin it for everyone!
originally posted by: riiver
Something occurred to me while reading this post. I have yet to see any transgender man being violent or causing havoc. It's always m2f transgenders. Wonder why?
(And if I've missed some story, someone please clue me in.) It also seems like virtually all the rabid activism comes from men who wanted to be women. Things that make me go "hmmmn..."
Some food for thought: There is evidence that approximately 88% of all convicted sex offenders are "cross-dressers"... in other words, "transgender" by basic definitions and under any form of "self-ID". So while certainly not all men identifying as transgender are violent predators, most violent predators are men who dress/identify as women (to one extent or another, whether publicly or privately, part-time or full-time).
When is 90% not Substantially ALL?
A second element in establishing causality between the sexual offenses and a paraphilia is to rule out other possible explanations for the behavior. Not all sex offenders have a paraphilia. For example, the prevalence of pedophilic sexual interests among adult sex offenders with child victims appears to be approximately 40 to 50 percent.26–28 Therefore, when confronted with the task of determining whether a sexual offense is a manifestation of an underlying paraphilia, the mental health expert must consider the full range of nondisorder conditions and mental disorders that might account for the behavior (i.e., determine its differential diagnosis).
originally posted by: Boadicea
Your point is well taken, but I would replace "easy" with "empty." I don't think their lives are easy at all. I do think that their gender issues are a reflection for a deeper search for themselves. Especially for the younger generations identifying as transgender.
Not to simplify too much, but we live in such an artificial and superficial world. Kids aren't being taught life skills. Our schools have lost shop classes and music and art classes. They aren't taught hobbies and crafts and other creative pursuits. Sports programs have fared better, but I also fear that emphasis on "beating" opponents and the absolute need to be the "best" has overshadowed and minimized the virtues of individual accomplishment simply for its own reward.
I think there are many many contributing factors to feelings of believing/wanting to be the opposite gender, so I do not want to make too generalized statements here, but I do agree that the current increases in transgender numbers has to do with a profound need to find their value and worth.
Now it's all about the feelz. Courtesy and even respect isn't good enough. As I've noted before, "Sir" and "Ma'am" are titles of respect given freely of one's good will... but now if you dare use the wrong one, you're a horrible bigot and transphobe subject to abuse.
Yes! Definitely. I haven't worked out all the particulars yet, but I definitely see dirty critters at work here.
I really need to ponder this more, but I think it's part of a larger divide within the Democrat party that I began to notice with the sudden rise of Obama back in 07 and 08...
I understand. I don't call myself anything. But I'm bemused and bewildered by these very regressive attitudes and positions. At the very least, I thought we were past the stupid gender stereotypes of the pre-1950s and yet here we are now having them reinforced!!!
So would it be fair to call them "PINOs" -- "Progressives In Name Only" -- since they sure seem to be taking us backwards?
What types of percentages are we looking at for crimes with adult perps and adult victims? I bet it's substantially lower still.