Is this what society has come to?

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by BloodOmen, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  2. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  3. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    A non gendered passport would be a hard sell in an awful lot of the world.

    Probably best to just accept that white, western liberalism doesnt cover the planet.
     
  4. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Sensible person taking sensible legal route tbh.

    I don't know why we insist on M/F in passports. It's not as if it matters and other countries allow their passports to be like that.

    S/he/it'll probably get a result at the supreme court. A lot of things like this get punted higher up the chain for a real decision. Would have gone on to ECHR before Brexit - and rulings on private life, self determination and personal autonomy have come in positively for people who declare no gender (Netherlands, for example, get to put X on their passport).

    I don't know why we don't just go "yeah, it's a passport, it's a largley meaningless portable-prison document. We've got your biometrics, who cares what's actually written on it?" ;)
     
  5. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

  6. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    He was being sarcastic dummy.
     
  7. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    The point -> .






    :confused: <- You
     
  8. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Fuck me @Wij! I was wrong! Society is tearing itself apart! Those are scenes remeniscent of the Iraq Marches!
     
  9. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Buh?
     
  10. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Had an old tab open. Would have been really funny otherwise.

    Honest :(
     
  11. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  12. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Ofc she's playing to her support base ie not you boomers ;)
     
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  13. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Of course young female athletes are desperate to compete against men in sport.
     
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  14. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    The sporting thing has been brought up a bazillion times and I've given my opinion on it.

    Sport needs to learn how to accomodate. Humans shouldn't be excluded from sport over something that is both fundamental to them and uncontroversial in other civilisations.

    Y.A.W.N.
     
  15. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel FH Subscriber

    Yes sport should accomodate however it is not competative for trans women to compete against cis women whether trans woment like it or not they are biologically different and therefore should compete accordingly.
     
  16. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I agree that sport is an area where these issues are complex. Look at how Caster Semenya was treated.

    Sport needs to provide them a platform. It's not for them to find it. Look how much assistance is being given to women's football in proportion to it's following.

    I don't have the answers. But until sport changes to accomodate trans athletes then I don't think we should be excluding them - because out of sight is out of mind.
     
  17. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel FH Subscriber

    I am not saying they should be excluded just that as they are biologically different and should compete accordingly.

    I also think that Caster Semenya was treated in an abhorrent way - she is a woman with a natural chemical imbalance and she should be allowed to compete without having to chemically change her natural make up.
     
  18. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Caster Semenya is a different issue to trans athletes so I'm not wanting to blur the issues.

    However, since it came up, she is biologically male. She doesn't have an imbalance. She has male biology in every important respect. XY chromosomes, SRY activation, bone structure, small gametes, you name it. She has a DSD. Her secondary sexual characteristics are atypical (I.E. her testes never made it outside the body). It isn't fair for women without a DSD to compete against her. On the other hand she was born that way and it's not her fault so it's not exactly fair on her either. How sport can accommodate DSD athletes is tricky.

    It still has no bearing on whether a fully grown non-DSD man should be allowed to compete against women in weight-lifting or boxing. Sex and gender are different is your never-ending mantra Scouse. By that logic just because a bloke decides to identify as a different gender there's no reason that he should move to a different sex category in sport.
     
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  19. Yoni

    Yoni Cockb@dger / Klotehommel FH Subscriber

    Thank you for putting me right re Caster Semenya
     
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  20. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    All of the above trickles down into society and the masses watch those charged with making these decisions continue to fly in the face of reasoned decision...and thats why the left are being trounced all over the western world.
    Pulling the rug from society doesnt result in the opening of minds, they grab for conservatism.

    We are now at a point where a Tory backed group from America are naming and shaming leftwing Academics with full support from senior ministers.

    The chickens are coming home to crow.
     
  21. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Not really equivalent Job. I’m not railing against this for the same reasons you are I’m sure.

    I think a lot of it is a misogynistic men’s rights movement dressed up as a progressive one. I’d rather support women.
     
  22. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    You mean like the Christian right and Islam?
     
  23. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    As I said. Very different.
     
  24. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Yes @Wij. I brought up Semenya because = "different".**

    It's for sport to learn how to deal, as it is society to learn how to deal. Any tiny, miniscule 'sacrifices' we may have to make (that different parts of the world don't even see as sacrifices) can make life-changing difference to how a small but significant number of us feel.




    Oh, and also intersex, not male.
     
  25. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    ...

    Although I like what Caster said:
    :)

    Anyway. The scientists say this:
     
  26. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Yes...a complete female hadnt won the 800m for a few years, the first three in the world championship were intersex.
     
  27. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Intersex is not a third sex. If there’s one thing in my experience that intersex people hate it is being told they aren’t real men or women because they have atypical secondary sexual characteristics.

    Also, small sacrifices for you. It’s not a small sacrifice if you are a female athlete and you can’t even qualify for the nationals any more. That’s pretty big fucking deal.
     
  28. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

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