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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
The thing I can’t figure out is why “gender identity” is a topic that gets so many people all bent out of shape.
I mean, what possible difference could it make to me if, although you look like an adult male, you truly believe yourself to be an adult female (or vice versa)?
Even if that identity is valid only for today.
Who and how you identify yourself matters not one iota to me, except to the extent that I am made aware of how to address you respectfully.
You express concern that certain parents maybe “brainwashing” their kids to behave in “atypical” ways? That’s been an argument since parents have been having kids!
Surprise, kids grow up and become their own individuals. Some hold to what their parents taught and expected of them, some reject everything their parents held dear and true.
Most “bend and blend” what they were raised with to fit what is most comfortable for their lives as adults.
That’s one of the reasons we don’t still live in caves.
Look, one day we may encounter a sentient extraterrestrial species that, although they look like us (two arms, two legs, a head and a body), have a culture and physiology entirely different from ours.
If we can’t “get over” some of fellow humans being non-cis and or “gender fluid”, how can we ever expect to get along with the “non-humanness” if a truly alien species?
originally posted by: FredT
a reply to: tanstaafl
So you are unwilling to consider peer reviewed research using acceptable methodology?
One thing, there is no question that these children get exposed to the subject much, much earlier than children of hetero couples.
???? more "common sense"? What are you basing that conclusion on? Sex ed at least here in California started in the 4th grade for our son and lets face it, they are exposed earlier than that regardless of the parents orientation
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: M5xaz
My tolerance for these insane people and those who enable them is at an end. I'm done. I will not accept the "Trans rights" movement as a legitimate rights movement EVER. Because it isn't.
originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: Gryphon66
Key phrase being "as long as we harm none". I hold a fairly strong libertarian stance, so I'm in agreement with you. But chemical castration of children for the sake of a potentially huge "trend", is quite harmful. That's where the disconnect is. Many of us see this as child abuse. Even if we aren't talking trends, the argument is to allow the child to grow up first, then decide.
originally posted by: Oppositeoftruth
My 3 year old daughter wants to be a firetruck..not a fire fighter a firetruck. According to the left, I should encourage her to transition into said firetruck? I mean where does it end? When did acting normally become so un "woke" I seriously wonder sometimes if this whole thing isn't just an excuse to be lazy and unproductive. You can say that you identify as anything you want, then claim to be discriminated against when others don't recognize your new life... If you really think about it, we're just allowing these grown adults to be children. Sad.
originally posted by: The GUT
This crap is not right. Desmond dancing for dollars:
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Raggedyman
I agree. Kids should be left alone for the most part. I think it's good that se teach acceptance to kids though.
It's an interesting time. For generations, LGBTQ was strictly condemned and oppressed, now it's swung into the complete opposite direction.
Buddha had it right with going in the neutral / middle path.