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Old 10th November 2018, 06:17 AM   #41
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Old 10th November 2018, 06:28 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by baron View Post
As for a person's age, the state of a person's cells are affected by genetics and lifestyle choices. A person who is 60 might, through good genetics and clean living, objectively have the physical characteristics of one who is 40.

I don't disagree, but it's important to remember that for an awful lot of people, work-related stresses impact the deterioration of their bodies much more than any lifestyle choices they make.
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Old 10th November 2018, 01:23 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Damien Evans View Post
You're conflating gender and sex.
I am not.
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Old 11th November 2018, 03:40 PM   #44
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Old 11th November 2018, 11:06 PM   #45
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Yeah, I have a lot of sympathy for transgender people. It must be brutal to feel like you are in the wrong body. But there is no logical end to how far this can be taken.
That transgender people feel like they're in the wrong body is often not correct. Transgender people I know strongly feel that they have the right body - that body is theirs and they love it - but that they were assigned the wrong gender from childhood.

A girl is born. Doctor says "That's a boy!" Girl is told that she is a boy all her life, until she realises that it's okay for her to be a girl. Relief all around.
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Old 12th November 2018, 01:13 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Transgender people I know strongly feel that they have the right body - that body is theirs and they love it
Why, then, do many transgender people cut of their dick and balls?
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Old 12th November 2018, 01:31 AM   #47
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Why, then, do many transgender people cut of their dick and balls?
Because they choose to. Why do you care about it?
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Old 12th November 2018, 01:58 AM   #48
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Knob.

"Mr Ratelband, a media personality and motivational guru, converted to Buddhism earlier this year and is a trainer in neurolinguistic programming."

I rest my case.
Dutchie here... He is a knob, a professional knob at that, and has been for decades.
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Old 12th November 2018, 03:16 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
A girl is born. Doctor says "That's a boy!"
And I get told I'm confusing sex and gender.
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Old 12th November 2018, 11:39 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Damien Evans View Post
Because they choose to. Why do you care about it?
Of course they do it because they choose to. That was a silly answer. I just find it unlikely that someone who loves their body would voluntarily remove central parts of it surgically. But maybe arthwollipot's transgender friends haven't done that.
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Old 12th November 2018, 12:24 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
A Dutch pensioner has started a legal battle to legally change his age and boost his dating prospects.

Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969, comparing the change to identifying as being transgender.

"You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age?" he told Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

A local court in the city of Arnhem, south-east of Amsterdam, is expected to rule on the case within four weeks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46133262
The guy is an attention-seeking narcissist. Why is he being given any news space at all.
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Old 12th November 2018, 02:55 PM   #52
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I want to identify as a few years older so I collect Social Security without having to pay any back.
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Old 12th November 2018, 05:59 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Hevneren View Post
Of course they do it because they choose to. That was a silly answer. I just find it unlikely that someone who loves their body would voluntarily remove central parts of it surgically. But maybe arthwollipot's transgender friends haven't done that.
If you look into it for even a moment, you'll find out that most don't.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 09:09 AM   #54
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The court has spoken, and it basically said "gtfo".

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Dutchie here... He is a knob, a professional knob at that, and has been for decades.
He seems to be suffering from the same kind of personality disorder as Trump does. He was just a bit less successful when he tried his luck in politics.
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