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Old 29th November 2018, 05:22 PM   #1681
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
Oh my. That being the case, the phrase I used that caveman objected to, "born biological gender," couldn't possibly mean true gender. It would have to instead mean something like, the gender most highly statistically correlated with the person's particular genitalia and other biological sexual characteristics.

How odd that that's exactly what I intended it to mean, in my post which, with the obvious sarcasm taken into account, was strongly in opposition to onerous legal regulation of transsexuality.

Context, meaning, who cares, though, right? Bad magic words! Must smite! Or something.
It's kind of rich for you to reply sarcastically to a question about requirements, and then complain that people aren't reading your posts in good faith.
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And for those who thought TERFs had hit their low point teaming up with the reactionary religious right, they've moved even farther into wannabe fascist territory and are whitewashing Nazi crimes against humanity: https://www.facebook.com/54980022503...type=3&theater

TERFs are now engaging in historical revisionism to deny the real deaths of transpeople in Nazi Germany, and burned one of the most important and extensive bodies of transgender research that has ever existed. How much more proof does anyone need that TERFs are thoroughly and dangerously deplorable demogogues?
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Originally Posted by luchog View Post
And for those who thought TERFs had hit their low point teaming up with the reactionary religious right, they've moved even farther into wannabe fascist territory and are whitewashing Nazi crimes against humanity: https://www.facebook.com/54980022503...type=3&theater

TERFs are now engaging in historical revisionism to deny the real deaths of transpeople in Nazi Germany, and burned one of the most important and extensive bodies of transgender research that has ever existed. How much more proof does anyone need that TERFs are thoroughly and dangerously deplorable demogogues?
Um.. your second paragraph reads as if TERFs burned transgender research, the article seems to say Nazis did, you might want to clarify while the edit window is open.
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Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood View Post
Um.. your second paragraph reads as if TERFs burned transgender research, the article seems to say Nazis did, you might want to clarify while the edit window is open.

Missed the window. But yeah the "and burned" in that sentence was supposed to have been "who burned". Thanks for catching that.
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