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Old 13th February 2021, 01:02 PM   #161
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A lot of the time I think Cain is deadpan performance art.
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A lot of the time I think Cain is deadpan performance art.
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Old 13th February 2021, 01:27 PM   #163
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
Apologies, but I am not getting what your point is.

Which side of the discussion do you equate to flat earthers?
Flat earthers are people who I personally can't imagine how it is they came to their view when there is so much evidence contrary to it.

So let's ask and not beat with sticks.
A bit like that dress that people saw different colors (I saw white and gold), or the yanni and whatever recording at different hertz people could hear.

And even if every trans person out there had anosognosia, (which I do not think is true- but may be for some) we'd still learn something.
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Old 13th February 2021, 01:30 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
The entire question has been declared offensive to even ask.
At least Rolfe and Boudicca can agree on something.

ETA: But seriously, both of them feel like their civil rights are under threat by people who severely undervalue their respective identities.

ETA2: It's easy for me to joke about this given that I never feel particularly threatened in public spaces, to include changing rooms and such. ��
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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
Flat earthers are people who I personally can't imagine how it is they came to their view when there is so much evidence contrary to it.

So let's ask and not beat with sticks.
A bit like that dress that people saw different colors (I saw white and gold), or the yanni and whatever recording at different hertz people could hear.

And even if every trans person out there had anosognosia, (which I do not think is true- but may be for some) we'd still learn something.
I realise this, but which side of the trans discussion do you consider flat earthers?
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
I realise this, but which side of the trans discussion do you consider flat earthers?
I would put their argument on that type of irrational side.
But then they'd do the same to me.

How about you?
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Old 13th February 2021, 02:16 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by Boudicca90 View Post
Trans women were/are always women, that's what you don't understand. I was a woman who was assigned a male gender/sex based on my genitals and the attempt was made to socialize me as a male, but it was a failure because I never accepted it.

By transitioning I'm simply correcting an error that was made early on in my life.
This is complete BS

If you were born with a dick, you are physiologically male; if you were born with a ****, you are physiologically female.

You may psychologically wish you were female; you may genuinely believe yourself to be female, and your feelings about that are perfectly valid and you every right to believe them... but any rights you think this grants you end when your beliefs negatively impact on the rights of others.

Transwomen might be gender-women, but they are NOT physiologically females, they are physiologically males, and they should not be allowed to compete in female sports.
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I figured the 4 thread long, 1,000+ hairsplit we argued about the difference between gender/sex that was SUPER IMPORTANT GUYS was a total red herring.
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I figured the 4 thread long, 1,000+ hairsplit we argued about the difference between gender/sex that was SUPER IMPORTANT GUYS was a total red herring.
Boudicca's attempt to erase that difference entirely kinda signals to me that it is in fact super important. And even though we never got an explicit formal consensus, it seems pretty clear that just about everyone recognizes the difference and agrees on the terms.
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
I figured the 4 thread long, 1,000+ hairsplit we argued about the difference between gender/sex that was SUPER IMPORTANT GUYS was a total red herring.
I do find myself wondering if there is some way to ask the key questions at issue here without tripping over the key terms, all of which appear to have been slipping around a bit.

For example, suppose we have two separate sets of rooms allowing marginal personal privacy while people change into their workout gear or swimsuits. What are the optimal physical or psychological criteria we should use in order to assign people to one of these two facilities?
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Old 13th February 2021, 02:43 PM   #172
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Originally Posted by Sherkeu View Post
I would put their argument on that type of irrational side.
But then they'd do the same to me.

How about you?
When it comes to the current trans discussion, I see neither side as irrational.

There is a fair bit of uber-stubborn from both sides, but nothing I would equate with flat-earthers.

Which is why I didn't get your original post.

Frankly I am kind of ambivalent with the whole argument, as I am a dude and don't care who comes into the dudes open plan changing room.

But I can see why some females would be against dudes thinking they are females waving their schlong around in the same situation would think differently.

Personally think if area is compartmentalised for privacy then status quo seems to work.

Chicks with dicks in prisons with women is stupid.

And chicks with dicks in womens shelters is just traumatising.

And the dude with all the law suits because people wont shave his ball sack isn't worthy of me addressing him as a women as he is obviously an **********
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I do find myself wondering if there is some way to ask the key questions at issue here without tripping over the key terms, all of which appear to have been slipping around a bit.

For example, suppose we have two separate sets of rooms allowing marginal personal privacy while people change into their workout gear or swimsuits. What are the optimal physical or psychological criteria we should use in order to assign people to one of these two facilities?
Chesterton's Fence seems to be working about as well as anything can be expected to work.

As long as we have people running around saying that transwomen are biologically female, and asking why sex-based segregation is even a thing, it's probably for the best if we just keep things the way they are. Abolishing a rule just to appease people who don't understand why the rule exists in the first place will cause more problems than it solves.
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Old 13th February 2021, 03:19 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
When it comes to the current trans discussion, I see neither side as irrational.

There is a fair bit of uber-stubborn from both sides, but nothing I would equate with flat-earthers.

Which is why I didn't get your original post.
The Flat-earther example was brought up by MisAndreG- so I used it to respond.


But in terms of sharing space....in the last iteration I asked the other females here to rank identities by who theyd be comfortable rooming with.

Any female (lesbians & trans men included), and any gay male all came before the transwomen.
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The Flat-earther example was brought up by MisAndreG- so I used it to respond.


But in terms of sharing space....in the last iteration I asked the other females here to rank identities by who theyd be comfortable rooming with.

Any female (lesbians & trans men included), and any gay male all came before the transwomen.
I would think that the reason is a lot of people can't empathise with something they have never had to deal with.


I think most people can get their head around being the gay, but being a completely different gender in your head is hard to conceptualise.

Escpecially when it is all inner and can obviously be taken advantage of by weirdo's.

Which while is probably in the main, unlikely, is still a risk.

Mind you, you could say the same thing about a dude pretending to be gay.

But that is why there are environments separated by sex and not gender.
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Chesterton's Fence seems to be working about as well as anything can be expected to work.

As long as we have people running around saying that transwomen are biologically female, and asking why sex-based segregation is even a thing, it's probably for the best if we just keep things the way they are. Abolishing a rule just to appease people who don't understand why the rule exists in the first place will cause more problems than it solves.
But what does everyone mean by "biology"? Scientifically, every organ, even the brain, has a biological function. But colloquially, "biology" is usually a euphemism for "reproduction". And that allows for a bait-and-switch game between the two sides.

The argument seems to be that gender is "social", but restrooms and locker rooms have "biological" significance. That's backwards.

Gender is the same biological phenomenon that, for example, gives some species of bird a typically masculine or typically feminine song.

The social construct is the need, in Chesterton's sense, to separate people by genitalia to avoid socially disruptive behavior.
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But what does everyone mean by "biology"? Scientifically, every organ, even the brain, has a biological function. But colloquially, "biology" is usually a euphemism for "reproduction". And that allows for a bait-and-switch game between the two sides.

The argument seems to be that gender is "social", but restrooms and locker rooms have "biological" significance. That's backwards.

Gender is the same biological phenomenon that, for example, gives some species of bird a typically masculine or typically feminine song.

The social construct is the need, in Chesterton's sense, to separate people by genitalia to avoid socially disruptive behavior.
Naw man. Sex is real. Gender is just appearance.
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Is it really about the opposite sex, or is rather a broader concern of modesty in front of any person that might find their nudity titillating?
(A couple of days old, I know, but....)
I think it's the opposite sex, and this is more true for women.


I don't think the average woman is all that concerned about modesty in the presence of lesbians, assuming the lesbian's behavior isn't problematic.

I think guys might be a little bit more squeamish about being naked in front of a gay guy. I'm not, anymore, but I will admit the first time I took a shower in a locker room after one of my friends came out of the closet, it was a bit awkward for me. That lasted about 10 minutes. (He was someone that I frequently joined in athletic competitions with, so taking a shower in his presence wasn't unusual.)

Maybe everyone is modest in the presence of a male if we think the male might be enjoying the view. For females, there's at least some doubt about that even among people who are gay or who we think might be gay.

It's very hard to sort out what is social conditioning and what is instinct among humans. I have a feeling that modesty is at least partially instinctive, and is definitely sex-linked, but proving that would be difficult or impossible.
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But what does everyone mean by "biology"? Scientifically, every organ, even the brain, has a biological function. But colloquially, "biology" is usually a euphemism for "reproduction". And that allows for a bait-and-switch game between the two sides.

The argument seems to be that gender is "social", but restrooms and locker rooms have "biological" significance. That's backwards.

Gender is the same biological phenomenon that, for example, gives some species of bird a typically masculine or typically feminine song.

The social construct is the need, in Chesterton's sense, to separate people by genitalia to avoid socially disruptive behavior.
You are over complicating something pretty simple.

In probably 99% of people they either have a vagina or a dick,

These get separated in certain circumstances to meet peoples sensibilities.

The other 1% (probably lower) just have to kind of live with it or try to go unisex.

I haven't seen many cases of trans women being attacked by blokes in dudes lav's so not sure what the massive issue is.
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Naw man. Sex is real. Gender is just appearance.
Yes, but "real" and "appearance" don't necessarily map onto "biological" and "social".
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You are over complicating something pretty simple.
I was trying to do the opposite.

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I haven't seen many cases of trans women being attacked by blokes in dudes lav's so not sure what the massive issue is.
Which restroom to use had always been a cultural custom. Suddenly some prudes made separation by genitals into an enforceable law. So there was a protest against the intrusion of authority into a private issue. Then everyone forgot what they were fighting for.
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Suddenly some prudes made separation by genitals into an enforceable law.
I hear this and variations on it very often, and I just find it laughable every time. It's as if people were trying to push the narrative that once upon a time, people could use whatever bathroom or locker room they wanted, and then in 2015 or thereabouts, some people in North Carolina tried to push some sort of never before seen legislation onto the world.

Really? What do you suppose would have happened to a guy found in a woman's restroom or locker room in 1950? And when I say "guy", I mean, "anyone with a penis", because in 1950 it would never have occurred to anyone at all that somehow it meant anything else.
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I was trying to do the opposite.



Which restroom to use had always been a cultural custom. Suddenly some prudes made separation by genitals into an enforceable law. So there was a protest against the intrusion of authority into a private issue. Then everyone forgot what they were fighting for.
By what do you mean "always been a cultural custom)"
Mind throwing in some years and links to examples?
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It's as if people were trying to push the narrative that once upon a time, people could use whatever bathroom or locker room they wanted, and then in 2015 or thereabouts, some people in North Carolina tried to push some sort of never before seen legislation onto the world.
It's as if you pulled the words "2015" and "North Carolina" right out of my mind.

Or rather, you know very well what I'm referring to.
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By what do you mean "always been a cultural custom)"
Mind throwing in some years and links to examples?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public...6_Security_Act

which Meadmaker practically revealed to me. So much for the "find your own sources" shtik.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public...6_Security_Act

which Meadmaker practically revealed to me. So much for the "find your own sources" shtik.
Oh

We all live in the US now?

Thanks for that revelation.
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Actually no.

We apparently all live in Nth Carolina
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Actually no.

We apparently all live in Nth Carolina
We're apparently all in a North Carolina state of mind.
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Actually no.

We apparently all live in Nth Carolina
The point is that ever since people built boys and girls bathrooms, it has always been unacceptable for a boy to go into the girls bathroom, much less locker room. Depending on the exact time, place, and circumstances, a boy in the girls' bathroom (or locker room), would either be beaten to a pulp, subjected to corporal punishment (i.e. in schools), arrested, or some combination of the above. Maybe, if it was too much trouble, they might just be run off the property with the threat of future arrest, i.e. "If you ever show your face around here again I'm calling the cops!"

It has never been legal, ever.

No one ever bothered to make a specific law stating it because everyone knew it was illegal. If prosecution were desired (i.e. if someone decided "beating to a pulp" was inadequate or inappropriate) they might use some sort of "peeping tom" law, or they would stretch some sort of disturbing the peace or trespassing law to fit the circumstances. One thing is for certain. Nowhere in the United States would anyone have put up with it, and I am pretty sure the same would be true in all of the English speaking world, and pretty much everywhere else, too.

In 2015, faced with transgender males (i.e. transwomen) using women's private areas, the state of North Carolina said they didn't like that, and they actually wrote it into law for government owned buildings. Why did they do that? To codify the law that had always existed, but it never occurred to anyone that there was some need to write it down.

The laughable part is the claim that somehow North Carolina was introducing some brand new thing that had never been done before. No. They were making sure things stayed as they had always been until very recently.

Whether it is a good idea or a bad idea to do what North Carolina did is a secondary issue. The point is that good idea or bad idea, it was not a new idea.
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I think we need to rewind a bit from some place in the US no one actually relates to.


https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureU...ts-in-Britain/
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Old 13th February 2021, 08:34 PM   #191
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I think we need to rewind a bit from some place in the US no one actually relates to.


https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureU...ts-in-Britain/
Have the Maori stated an opinion on this issue?
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Originally Posted by Collin237 View Post
Have the Maori stated an opinion on this issue?
I can't speak for all of us, but we tend to just go with the flow.....So to speak.
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Depending on the exact time, place, and circumstances, a boy in the girls' bathroom (or locker room), would either be beaten to a pulp,
That would be unconstitutional.

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Kind of thought I made the point earlier, but just posting US law crap is a bit moot as half the people on the forum don't live there.

Hence the "International" part of the url.

But realise it may be hard to get your head round.

The US is a big influential place and can be a bit insular.
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
Kind of thought I made the point earlier, but just posting US law crap is a bit moot as half the people on the forum don't live there.

Hence the "International" part of the url.

But realise it may be hard to get your head round.

The US is a big influential place and can be a bit insular.
For the half that do, the concept of something unstated being illegal doesn't make sense. We don't have a court of chancery. Every case that doesn't fit the legal formulas is added to them.
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For the half that do, the concept of something unstated being illegal doesn't make sense. We don't have a court of chancery. Every case that doesn't fit the legal formulas is added to them.
All good.

If you want to disenfranchise half the people reading your posts this is cool.

Can't help seeing a certain irony in doing it with this topic though, tbf.
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That was mean. I apologise.
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
All good.

If you want to disenfranchise half the people reading your posts this is cool.

Can't help seeing a certain irony in doing it with this topic though, tbf.
I realized something that might have been confusing to the other people from the US, and I tried to explain it. I don't see how that would be dissing anyone.
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Sorry mate. I wasn't really dissing you. Just thought quoting US laws was a bit irrelevant.
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Sorry mate. I wasn't really dissing you. Just thought quoting US laws was a bit irrelevant.
The passing of the bill in North Carolina happened in the context of a two-restroom system only a few decades old, not the global version. So when Meadmaker was painting the picture of an exordial tradition, rather than a hard-won modern liberty, it was indeed relevant that I reminded him that the entire incident is enclosed in US politics.
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