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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pastor, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    NYTimes.com: New York Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I know in some school systems they allow you to change your race in the official records on time.

    So, if you are trying to get into a certain school and it might help if you are a minority, you might "accidentally" check the wrong box.

    Once you are in, you can rectify the error and go about your happy way.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Uh, no.

    Your gender is your gender. If you were given balls, you're a dude. And you'll always be a dude even if you want to wear a neon-colored pleather miniskirt, fishnets and stillettos.

    If you don't want to be a dude anymore, get the surgery, get the treatments, but don't just change your birth certificate because you feel like it.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    You mean even if you want to be a ... lumberjack? ;D
  5. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    On a somewhat more serious side... The first thought that occurred to me on this was gay marriage. Could this be a way for Jim and Joe to marry without actually having a sex change?

    Joe locates a sympathetic psychiatrist. This then enables him to switch his birth certificate to female. Now that he's classified as a women, he can get married to a man.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Pictures people. We need pictures.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I guess then we'll have to add "sympathetic psychiatrists" to the pantheon of evil, along with "activist judges."
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    and sleep all night and work all day?
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Excellent point, though I'm not sure if that was what they had in mind.

    I hate to say it because it makes me sound very closed-minded, but this is bullshit. Gender is determined by what equipment you have, not how you feel. If you feel you need to change it, you should have to change the parts.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Actually, IIRC from Soc. class, sex is determined by equipment, gender by societal norms.

    I think your point still stands.
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Boy, they're really trying to backdoor this, aren't they?
  12. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Gender and sex aren't the same thing. Your sex is what you are physically and your gender is what you feel you are. There's a big fucking difference.
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