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The Transgender Tipping Point

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 29, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


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  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    When will Caleb Hannen tweet about this?
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Clicked on this thinking that Malcolm Gladwell came out as a transgender.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    That's the best Serena Williams has ever looked.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Brilliantly played. And so true, too.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That is awesome, poin.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Atlantans seems to have an issue.

  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    In a sign of the times, more and more state high school athletic associations are putting together transgender policies to determine whether you play as a boy or a girl. They're all over the place -- some say you place as whomever you identify, some want proof you've start a course of treatment to change sexes, some say you have to have completed it.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Wear flats and you aren't as likely to tip.

  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Here's another take from Kevin D. Williamson in the Sun-Times:

    Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman

    The world is abuzz with news that actor Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. If I understand the current state of the ever-shifting ethic and rhetoric of transgenderism, that is not quite true: Bradley Manning, whom we are expected now to call Chelsea, beat Cox to the punch by some time. Manning’s announcement of his intention to begin living his life as a woman and to undergo so-called sex-reassignment surgery came after Time’s story, but, given that we are expected to defer to all subjective experience in the matter of gender identity, it could not possibly be the case that Manning is a transgendered person today but was not at the time of the Time cover simply because Time was unaware of the fact, unless the issuance of a press release is now a critical step in the evolutionary process.

    As I wrote at the time of the Manning announcement, Bradley Manning is not a woman. Neither is Laverne Cox.

    Cox, a fine actor, has become a spokesman — no doubt he would object to the term — for trans people, whose characteristics may include a wide variety of self-conceptions and physical traits. Katie Couric famously asked him about whether he had undergone surgical alteration, and he rejected the question as invasive, though what counts as invasive when you are being interviewed by Katie Couric about features of your sexual identity is open to interpretation. Couric was roundly denounced for the question and for using “transgenders” as a noun, and God help her if she had misdeployed a pronoun, which is now considered practically a hate crime.

  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    That guy writes some pretty good stuff. He raised an interesting question/point in this article. Gender reassignment surgery is for folks who feel, way down deep inside, that they're the wrong sex (e.g., "I'm a woman trapped in a man's body"). Folks suffering from anorexia feel, way down deep inside, that they're overweight. The fact is that both sets of folks are wrong: Sex and obesity (or lack thereof) are not subject to interpretation. Why is it the case that one misguided perception is indulged (for lack of a better term) while the other is not?
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    But, are they wrong? That's the big question, right?

    Is gender tied directly to the sexual organs you are born with, or is it more complicated than that?

    If it's simply a dysmorphia, then you're basically saying every trans* is actually mentally ill.
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