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Old 03-14-2014, 02:38 PM   #181
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Separate but equal. I thought that was always a bad thing?
It's not when it is by choice, rather than being forced to. I myself don't quite like changing out in the open lockerroom, so I pick a private stall and don't bitch about it wanting the rest of the world to accustom MY opinion. Why the heck would you care what I do in a lockerroom? Isn't that my business, not yours?
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #182
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I think that INDY just has this notion that the girl in the story would be whipping her "cucumber" around the girls' locker room for shits and giggles.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:47 PM   #183
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Yeah, as if a transgendered teen doesn't have enough self confidence issues as it is....


and even so, even if in this would happen. Why would he care? It's not like it would go without disciplinary action if she bothered the other girls with it...
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I can't believe how stupid this question is.

The definition of gynaecology is medical practice dealing with the organs of the female reproductive system, being the uterus, the vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The definition of obstetrics is the medical practice associated with a woman's pregnancy.

WHERE does the prostate fit in here??
I realize it's stupid, but I believe what Indy was getting at is that a transgendered woman would want to see an OB/GYN, but wouldn't actually need one, since they don't have the actual biological need. The equivalent exam for a male is the prostate exam. So, in order for a transgendered woman to keep up appearance, they would meet with an OB/GYN for their prostate exam.

At least, I think that's what he meant. Doesn't make it any less ridiculous of a question, though.
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I realize it's stupid, but I believe what Indy was getting at is that a transgendered woman would want to see an OB/GYN, but wouldn't actually need one, since they don't have the actual biological need.
If they don't have an actual biological need to see one, why would they want to see one?

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The equivalent exam for a male is the prostate exam. So, in order for a transgendered woman to keep up appearance, they would meet with an OB/GYN for their prostate exam.
I suppose this is all assuming that transgendered women must want to keep the fact that they're transgendered a secret. But here I thought that INDY was complaining about how it doesn't have to be a secret anymore. So... this:

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I realize it's stupid, but I believe what Indy was getting at is that a transgendered woman would want to see an OB/GYN, but wouldn't actually need one, since they don't have the actual biological need. The equivalent exam for a male is the prostate exam. So, in order for a transgendered woman to keep up appearance, they would meet with an OB/GYN for their prostate exam.

At least, I think that's what he meant. Doesn't make it any less ridiculous of a question, though.
Seriously? (Not directed at you, but at INDY if this is in fact what he's thinking.)

First of all there is no "equivalent" obstetric exam for men.

Secondly, are we assuming that transgendered people are also morons? That on principle they would want to get examined by a medical doctor who is not actually trained to provide them with the appropriate evaluation? Would you go to a cardiologist to give you advice about a kidney stone?
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Plus, if a person did m-f surgical transition then she might conceivably need a GYN, and there would be very little ridiculous about it.
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Seriously? (Not directed at you, but at INDY if this is in fact what he's thinking.)

First of all there is no "equivalent" obstetric exam for men.

Secondly, are we assuming that transgendered people are also morons? That on principle they would want to get examined by a medical doctor who is not actually trained to provide them with the appropriate evaluation? Would you go to a cardiologist to give you advice about a kidney stone?
Well exactly.
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I can't believe how stupid this question is.

The definition of gynaecology is medical practice dealing with the organs of the female reproductive system, being the uterus, the vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The definition of obstetrics is the medical practice associated with a woman's pregnancy.

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Since we have now learned that "sex" and "gender" are not synonymous I'd like to know:


3) Who, if anyone, gets to say "No, you have a male genitalia so the answer is no."
Frankly I was afraid I wouldn't be able to come up with a scenario absurd enough that even posters here would agree that sometimes "no" is the right thing to say.
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Plus, if a person did m-f surgical transition then she might conceivably need a GYN, and there would be very little ridiculous about it.
Which is why I exclude transexuals in my discussions and only refer to transgender individuals.
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Thanks for clarifying that you in fact do not have any empathy for these individuals.

That's really what this is about, isn't it? You think these people are wrong, and you want to be able to tell them to stop playing around and just act normal. Your entire argument is an empty appeal to tradition and the status quo.
Compassion as defined by whom? You? Here's an analogy.

Do you think its compassionate to misdiagnose ADHD and treat with potent stimulants millions of our youth because the medical community, parents and school officials are all too lazy to actually work with students on concentration skills, impose disciple when needed and more often than not just deal with the fact that children are full of energy? I don't. And I fail to see how adding to the confusion young people have always dealt with regarding sexuality is compassionate either.
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Transgender athlete sues CrossFit for banning her from female contest - CNN.com

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(CNN) -- A transgender woman prohibited from competing in a strength competition as a female is suing the fitness company sponsoring the competition, seeking $2.5 million in damages.
Chloie Jonsson, a personal trainer, charges the CrossFit company with discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and unfair competition in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Santa Cruz, California.
While her lawyer calls it a case of discrimination against transgender people, CrossFit's lawyer calls it protecting the competition.
Last year, Jonsson sought to compete in the CrossFit Games, a contest aimed at determining the fittest man and woman.
According to the lawsuit, Jonsson has identified herself as a female since her teenage years and is legally recognized by California as a woman. She had sexual reassignment surgery in 2006 and has been on female hormone therapy, according to her lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that a CrossFit teammate of Jonsson's sent an anonymous e-mail to the games organizers asking about transgender athletes in the competition. CrossFit determined that competitors in the event had to compete in the gender of their birth.
So who's right? Does Chloie Jonsson's right to sexual expression in California trump a private company's right to set standards for competition and eligibility for all competitors?
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And I fail to see how adding to the confusion young people have always dealt with regarding sexuality is compassionate either.
This is akin to the argument that same-sex marriage is a bad idea because it's hard to talk to children about it.

The fact is that people like this have always existed. Recognizing it is a good thing, because it leads to more knowledge, understanding and eventually acceptance. Which, in my view, can only help young people. A more understanding world is a better world.

Forgive me the next time I accuse people on the right of being anti-education, it's conversations like this that I'm thinking of when I do so.
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Forgive me the next time I accuse people on the right of being anti-education, it's conversations like this that I'm thinking of when I do so.
Because only a lack of education can explain one who champions a different set of values, a different set of ideas and a different measure of progress than yours, correct?

Out of curiosity, does the right have even one argument that musters consideration for discussion among the pro-education populace?
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