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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
I'm not sure about increasing it, but there is...

I'm not sure about increasing it, but there is evidence that it does not decrease the rate. It seems that there is a short term alleviation of distress, a temporary reprieve. But given that the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
That's what gets it classified as a delusion,...

That's what gets it classified as a delusion, rather than a hallucination.

"This body is not mine" is qualitatively different from "I perceive little ants all over me"... but both are still false....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
I swear, it's like you have no understanding of...

I swear, it's like you have no understanding of the role of agency.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:55 PM
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Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
Not at all. There's no judgement of worth...

Not at all. There's no judgement of worth involved. It's a question of agency and volition.

A person who is either born disabled, or becomes disabled through accident, had no agency in their...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
What is your position, TM? You've got a lot of...

What is your position, TM? You've got a lot of "just asking questions" going on, but you're not making an argument. Additionally, you're expanding the concept in relatively absurd ways. I honestly...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
I can understand that your feelings fall that...

I can understand that your feelings fall that way, and it makes sense. But from a "third party" perspective... genital alterations of adults doesn't present a burden on anybody else.
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
:boggled: Reasonable people can sometimes agree...

:boggled: Reasonable people can sometimes agree on things we now view as horrific... Therefore, let's toss the reasonable people out and listen to the unreasonable ones? Doesn't seem like a great...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st December 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
Great post :) There are so many complexities...

Great post :)

There are so many complexities to the brain, and I don't know all of the terms. I know a few... but sometimes the boundaries seem fuzzy to me. For example, I have a neurological...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 1st December 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,393
Posted By Emily's Cat
Nor had I. Seems like the unintentional version...

Nor had I. Seems like the unintentional version of a strawman argument. :D
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 1st December 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,393
Posted By Emily's Cat
Arrogance and a conflation of...

Arrogance and a conflation of education/technology with intelligence.

Two anecdotes:

I laughed my way through an episode of "Ancient Apocalypses" a few weeks ago. Throughout the whole thing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st December 2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
I was pondering some of the self-id and current...

I was pondering some of the self-id and current inclusiveness tactics, and trying to zero-in on what exactly irritates me so much. I don't actually care whether any given person is feminine or...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th November 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,393
Posted By Emily's Cat
Shorter version: not all bad arguments are...

Shorter version: not all bad arguments are actually fallacies.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th November 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,393
Posted By Emily's Cat
I would argue that it's not a logical fallacy at...

I would argue that it's not a logical fallacy at all, really. It is, however, a cognitive bias.

I tried to type this out a few times, and got myself confused trying to keep everything...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th November 2022, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
Nah. It's still crazy. But it's a crazy that...

Nah. It's still crazy. But it's a crazy that doesn't affect anyone else.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
At the point where their desire to do as they...

At the point where their desire to do as they will with themselves confers an obligation for accommodation or support on other people.

Your grandparent's fashion choices don't result in any...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
Rational, prudent people who can reasonably...

Rational, prudent people who can reasonably foresee whether the desired modification will cause *harm* to the person seeking the modification.

The concept of a "reasonable person" interpretation...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
I generally agree with your take on this. I...

I generally agree with your take on this. I might consider an argument that purely cosmetic surgery, while it may not "fix" anything, also doesn't directly cause harm - with the caveat of people...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th November 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,130
Posted By Emily's Cat
Hmm... I'm not sold on that view of what...

Hmm... I'm not sold on that view of what constitutes a delusion. A delusion is a false belief, whereas a hallucination is a false perception. I would tend to think that believing that one's healthy...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th November 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
I know a LOT of black females that are extremely...

I know a LOT of black females that are extremely opposed to transgender identifying males having access to female spaces. A very large number of black females aren't merely gender critical, but...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th November 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,626
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Do I infer correctly that your answer is...

Do I infer correctly that your answer is "transwomen have nothing in common with human females that they do not also have in common with human males and transmen"?

Because the question is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
It's nice to see some element of reason rising in...

It's nice to see some element of reason rising in the world.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
I just don't understand all this hatred of half...

I just don't understand all this hatred of half the human population, and the misogyny targeting females who aren't a harm to anybody. And stylizing it as being "compassionate" or "progressive" is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:27 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
I think that's kind of the point ;) There...

I think that's kind of the point ;)

There really is no sensible way to explain the ideology, it is completely nonsensical no matter which way you turn it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
I recall that episode. I believe that was CAIS. ...

I recall that episode. I believe that was CAIS. That's one of the conditions that Rolfe and I agree should be classed as female. The gonad tissue is testicular... but every single other element of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
This is an area where I have no strong opinion. ...

This is an area where I have no strong opinion. I disapprove of beauty pageants for a variety of reasons, more so for child beauty pageants. If it were entirely up to me, I'd shrug and say "disband...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
It depends on how likely you think an Orwellian...

It depends on how likely you think an Orwellian future is. I used to think there was no possible way it could happen... but history is written by the victors, and the victors tell the story they...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th November 2022, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Personal anecdote that touches on this... ...

Personal anecdote that touches on this...

I'm epileptic. Do you know how dangerous the world is for me? Police lights in the US are super-sucky, strobe lights, most things that flash quickly,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Sorry, my error. I meant Katie Montgomery, not...

Sorry, my error. I meant Katie Montgomery, not Blaire White. Monty only passes online, with heavy filters. As you say, I don't think I've ever seen White alongside anyone else, and they at least...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
:D If you've never watched the show...

:D



If you've never watched the show "Letterkenny (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterkenny_(TV_series))", I highly recommend it. It's completely hilarious, over and over.

One of the later...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Only by coincidence :D Had my spouse liked...

Only by coincidence :D Had my spouse liked sparkly things just a smidge less, I suppose I'd now be considered a gay man. I would have to turn my whole sense of self topsy-turvy!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Yes, thank you. Stupid equivocating confusing...

Yes, thank you. Stupid equivocating confusing jargon. Plus stupid friday fingers.



That too - a lot of transgender identified females only look male in isolation. It's very easy to see the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
It has been noted by many females, often with...

It has been noted by many females, often with respect to their relatively newly transitioned spouses, that somehow doing housework, helping with the kids, and making dinner don't seem to be something...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
I watched the whole thing. It's hard to watch. ...

I watched the whole thing. It's hard to watch. It's so deeply incredibly offensive and so dehumanizing toward women. I've seen almost all of those clips elsewhere, scattered about (not a day goes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Oh well said!

Oh well said!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
It doesn't get used to demonize all males, but it...

It doesn't get used to demonize all males, but it is justification to exclude all males from female spaces. Not a one of us thinks that ALL males are predators - we know that sexual predators are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:21 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
I was watching some animal show the other day...

I was watching some animal show the other day about camouflage. It touched on defensive camouflage (looking like something innocuous or inedible so you don't die), predatory camouflage (looking like...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Holy cow, I'm not a woman anymore! Thanks, Mr,...

Holy cow, I'm not a woman anymore! Thanks, Mr, Man for setting me straight! Here I'd made the mistake of thinking (clearly that's where I went wrong, amirite?) that I am a female because I have a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
I'm going for 4, with a smidgeon of 3 sprinkled...

I'm going for 4, with a smidgeon of 3 sprinkled on top for good measure.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
How does an average lady dress and look?

How does an average lady dress and look?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 02:08 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
It's not ALL a fetish. But a lot of what has...

It's not ALL a fetish. But a lot of what has cropped up recently certainly is.

Historically, part of the reason for the intensive clinical requirements before a person was allowed to transition...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:55 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Agreed. Transmen also tend to have the same...

Agreed. Transmen also tend to have the same conditioned behaviors that females have - be kind, be compassionate, don't invade, don't take up space, etc.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Emily's Cat
Completely aside... this does happen, although it...

Completely aside... this does happen, although it is almost always limited to crowded events. And there's a very good reason why - ther've even been some studies on it.

In short... the actual...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,626
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Posted By Emily's Cat
It is not possible to be born in the wrong body. ...

It is not possible to be born in the wrong body. A person who feels as if they are in the wrong body has a mental disorder.

Brains lie. My brain absolutely insists that I'm about four inches...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:37 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Yep. The feelings of males are more important...

Yep. The feelings of males are more important than the rights and safety of females. Males have a right to feel good about themselves, but females have no right to safety, privacy, or dignity if it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:34 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Does that mean that females who wear trousers and...

Does that mean that females who wear trousers and loafers aren't women?

Does that mean that if a white person undergoes surgery to make them look like a black person, they actually become a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th October 2022, 01:32 PM
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Views: 39,328
Posted By Emily's Cat
Alternatively... stop making male-only intimate...

Alternatively... stop making male-only intimate spaces unsafe for non-conforming males!
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