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Transgenderism: the new feminist battleground : Comments

By Russell Grenning, published 29/6/2018

Back in January, the City of London which manages Hampstead Heath and its ponds decided that the ladies' pond would welcome trans women and that this decision was consistent with the Equalities Act 2010.

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Yep. Childish. Mindless, and irrelevantly catty from the usual suspect who thinks smart arse one liners are going to put us off. Small wonder some women can't cut the mustard in real life.
Posted by ttbn, Sunday, 1 July 2018 10:45:12 PM
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Runner

You are right. It is ridiculous that someone could get into trouble for referring to someone who looks like a male as a male.
Without any evidence except the visual, people have nothing else to inform them that
this person who looks male actually identifies as female.

Itís Impossible to know that, Just by looking.
And why should the 90% who are correctly identified as male or female, change every pronoun in the language to appease 10%who identify
as the opposite to how they Visually present themselves.

We are not mind readers out here we can only identify things visually as we see them.
Posted by CHERFUL, Sunday, 1 July 2018 10:46:58 PM
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Hi Cherful,

We can't change our DNA on a whim. While there may well be a tiny number of people whose DNA is slightly ambiguous, a man's DNA and a Woman's DNA are different enough to create men and women. Someone may wish that they had a different gender, or no gender at all, or all genders at once, but their DNA is still male or female. Gender is not some sort of supermarket where you can choose whatever you like at any time.

Some people may love their dog enough to want to be a dog; or a tree; or the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But they will still have either male or female DNA. End of.

Christ, I'm so sick of these utterly trivial issues. An article today points out that Indigenous people in Australia have more than twice the chance of developing illnesses, and have life-spans a decade shorter than those of other Australians. Since the majority of Indigenous people, especially those working in the cities, have similar life-spans to other Australians, it's clear that, amongst the lifelong-welfare-oriented population, especially out in the remote areas, life-spans are vastly shorter than the Australian average - Big Nana would certainly know more than me about this but I would suggest that, in remote 'communities', people have thirty and forty years' shorter lives than you and me. Yes, that they die in their thirties and forties far, far more often than other Australians.

So instead we should fart around, worrying about gender problems ? That's a self-indulgent obscenity. Tell them to get a life. Oh, I forgot, they already have one.

Cheers,

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Monday, 2 July 2018 8:51:33 AM
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in remote 'communities', people have thirty and forty years' shorter lives than you and me
Loudmouth,
What part would DNA play in this you think ? I knew people in these communities who worked in their younger years & lived to really ripe old ages into their 90's & one who was actually a very good friend, managed 102. Then there is the other end of the scale where people didn't work in their younger years but led rather alcohol & fast food dependent lives & they called it quits in their 40's. I think their DNA was different to the old ones. So, DNA must not only influence the body's make-up but also the mind. I know people who were born when I was in my 20's & now they're older than I am or so one would think. Another DNA thing I imagine. Then several of my non-indigenous friends died very young despite having worked & others who were just useless bureaucrats are fleecing the system after 40 years & going strong physically.
There really should be studies done on that subject by real scientists with a particular focus on the greed/stupidity DNA.
Posted by individual, Monday, 2 July 2018 10:49:02 AM
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Dear Joe (Loudmouth),

Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor was
born a boy but always felt like a girl. She tried
to hide it first by getting drunk, and later by
flexing what she saw as the masculine side of her
personality as a soldier in our armed forces but she
says it got to the point in her mid 50s where she
couldn't stand it anymore.

She stated - "It must be wonderful to go through life,
always being sure and never being fearful, but it's
not really human is it?"

Today, she does not say that she is a woman - only
that she lives as one. (And looks like one).

If you're really sincere in saying that issues
like trans-gender should not be a concern. Which
to me indicates that you're suggesting we should
be more accepting. But then you turn around and
add statements like - instead of
"farting around" with the questions of trans-gender
and their problems. and you use phrases like -
"Get a life" and " You've already got one?"
(No - they're trying to get one - because they're
not happy with the one they have).
That sound so dismissive. Of course
we have all sorts of problems in our communities
that need attention. Transgenderism is one of them.
Perhaps instead of saying - "Get a life, and wait -
you've already got one," We should
accept people for who they are.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 2 July 2018 1:08:16 PM
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Individual,

You've set it out yourself - how people live their short lives. It's got little to do with DNA, or their genomes, except that foraging people may have a genetic ability to process fats and sugars from a very fat-free and sugar-free diet, and then are suddenly able to access a fat- and sugar-heavy diet AND not have to move around anywhere as much as before.

Perhaps also, there maybe a genetic ability to control hunger when there isn't any food, and to really pack it in when there is. That might predispose people to gorge whatever is available when it's available, like grog and tobacco, as well.

Dear Foxy,

Of course we should accept people with all their foibles, but those are their private concerns. Let them do whatever they like as long as it doesn't break any laws, but neither should the rest of us give it much attention.

Love,

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Monday, 2 July 2018 1:46:43 PM
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