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    Why do they have to identify as something or give it thought at all. I had short hair, wore track suits, climbed trees and only did things that lads do till I was 14. I'm still not 'girly' I don't wear skirts do nails and all that and kind of think being a lad would have suited me so much better. I still think of myself of female though just a sporty non girly one. Besides certain biological differences gender could just largely be a social construct anyway everyone has elements of masculine and feminine inside them.
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    What about the Intersex people? They have both male and female genitals. So, there are 3 biological sexes.


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    You said yourself. They have both 'male' and 'female' genitals, that is they have have aspects of both of the sexes but aren't an entirely new sex themselves. If they were an entirely new sex then surely they would have an entirely new kind of genitals and would have a separate role in our overall reproductive method.

    At least that's how I understand it.
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    (Original post by L'absurde)
    I'm outta here if I hit the 40% tax mark.



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    Did you just assume my gender?

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    (Original post by Pulse.)
    Did you just assume my gender?

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    I'm so sorry, please forgive me! What shall I do so you can pardon me? :adore:
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    The kid's been spending too much time on Tumblr.

    Who wants to wager he'll be over this next year when he identifies as Batman?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    playing around with things associated with the other gender doesn't mean they identify as that gender.
    Playing mummies and daddies did not make me think I was girl
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Non-issue. Leave the kid alone, they can decide how and in what way they'll live their life. Why does it matter?

    Was brave enough to open up to the media and you call it a 'delusion', don't be so rude and dismissive. As long as they're happy, who cares? :yawn:
    we don't let kids vote, drink, drive or serve at 10 for a good reason. Why shouldwe allow them to indulge what is likely to be a passing whim at that age?
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    (Original post by Napp)
    we don't let kids vote, drink, drive or serve at 10 for a good reason. Why shouldwe allow them to indulge what is likely to be a passing whim at that age?
    Why is it up to us to restrict the freedoms of children even more than they already are? And if, as you say, it is a "passing whim" then leave them to figure that out for themselves, don't force what is your opinion on others, especially not that of your child. Restricting freedom of expression in children will only stunt their emotional development. Leave them alone. Let them get on with it.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Why is it up to us to restrict the freedoms of children even more than they already are? And if, as you say, it is a "passing whim" then leave them to figure that out for themselves, don't force what is your opinion on others, especially not that of your child. Restricting freedom of expression in children will only stunt their emotional development. Leave them alone. Let them get on with it.
    And letting your kid run rough shod over the neighbourhood and indulging their every whim is almost universally viewed as horrific parenting.
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    (Original post by Napp)
    And letting your kid run rough shod over the neighbourhood and indulging their every whim is almost universally viewed as horrific parenting.
    In one ear, out the other. Thanks for trying anyway.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    In one ear, out the other. Thanks for trying anyway.
    Ahhh funny.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Why is it up to us to restrict the freedoms of children even more than they already are? And if, as you say, it is a "passing whim" then leave them to figure that out for themselves, don't force what is your opinion on others, especially not that of your child. Restricting freedom of expression in children will only stunt their emotional development. Leave them alone. Let them get on with it.
    Do you honestly think the 10-year-old child had 100% of the say in this?

    My sister, who I'm extremely close with, is 11 years old, and I've never heard her speak about not "feeling" like a girl or anything along those lines. Gender isn't something you hear from a young child's mouth, unless the parents have been indoctrinating them.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Do you honestly think the 10-year-old child had 100% of the say in this?

    My sister, who I'm extremely close with, is 11 years old, and I've never heard her speak about not "feeling" like a girl or anything along those lines. Gender isn't something you hear from a young child's mouth, unless the parents have been indoctrinating them.
    Given lack of information, I don't know. I am not interested in speculating.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Why is it up to us to restrict the freedoms of children even more than they already are? And if, as you say, it is a "passing whim" then leave them to figure that out for themselves, don't force what is your opinion on others, especially not that of your child. Restricting freedom of expression in children will only stunt their emotional development. Leave them alone. Let them get on with it.
    Do you honestly think the 10-year-old child had 100% of the say in this?


    My sister, who I'm extremely close with, is 11 years old, and I've never heard her speak about not "feeling" like a girl or anything along those lines. Gender isn't something you hear from a young child's mouth unless the parents have been indoctrinating them, and, ironically, forcing their opinion on their child which you seem to be totally against.
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    (Original post by Dodgypirate)
    Do you honestly think the 10-year-old child had 100% of the say in this?


    My sister, who I'm extremely close with, is 11 years old, and I've never heard her speak about not "feeling" like a girl or anything along those lines. Gender isn't something you hear from a young child's mouth unless the parents have been indoctrinating them, and, ironically, forcing their opinion on their child which you seem to be totally against.
    Don't know what happened here, seem to have been quoted twice. But opinion remains the same as above.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Don't know what happened here, seem to have been quoted twice. But opinion remains the same as above.
    "[...]don't force what is your opinion on others, especially not that of your child. "

    You say the above, yet you're not concerned about whether this kid's parents have had any say in the decision?

    So, you just want to let parents chat absolute horse **** about gender, sex and sexuality to their kids? Or you want to protect them?
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    (Original post by viffer)
    Playing mummies and daddies did not make me think I was girl
    That's my point; doubtless your parents were sensible enough to realise that too.
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    He needs care for his psychosis.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    In one ear, out the other.
    That expression generally means you don't have a brain. Glad we've cleared that up :lol:
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Was brave enough to open up to the media and you call it a 'delusion', don't be so rude and dismissive. As long as they're happy, who cares? :yawn:
    Lots of people are happily deluded. The two aren't contradictory. Lots of people are also brave and delusional.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that this child would be happier without any of this confusion. Whether she'd still be confused if her parents hadn't indulged this I don't know.
 
 
 
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