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    What’s your opinions?

    Do you believe someone can decide what gender hey are when they wake up in the morning? Do you believe that someone is simply a boy or girl?

    What about sexuality, how does that fit in with the gender situation?
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    Scientists have found that certain areas of the brain correlate to gender development, so "deciding" gender doesn't make sense.
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    And I totally agree. I think it is possible for someone to fee “trapped” in the wrong body. However, changing your gender each day, or being both is absurd.
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    (Original post by EP X)
    And I totally agree. I think it is possible for someone to fee “trapped” in the wrong body. However, changing your gender each day, or being both is absurd.
    I agree, think some people take it too far, and it can genuinely be an attention thing.
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    Along with the parents that are now raising their children ‘gender neutral’ because they were never given the opportunity to express there gender properly at that age. I think it Is ridiculous.
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    everyone's born a straight male/female. believing you're the other gender is mental illness, I would go into my explanation for sexuality but the last time I did that, the mods came at me so I'll keep it to myself😊.
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    I find this tricky. My best friend throughout school (I'm in y13 now) has been the token gay, he's flamboyant, camp, 'flowery' etc and I think that's great. But in the last few month's he's been talking about how he identifies as female too, and it makes me uncomfortable. I don't care that he wears dresses and skirts, that's just him and he wears whatever the **** he wants, but I'm female and I find it marginalising for somebody who's male to identify as female as well as male. He also says that he doesn't think there are any real differences between the genders but as a woman I'd disagree with that, and have brought it up with him, and I think most other women would feel the same. To me it just feels like male entitlement and a modern manifestation of sexism.
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    2 genders, the rest are delusional.

    Don't remove my comment as its my opinion.

    Nuff said
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    We all have either an XY is male, and XX is female. We also have either a penis or a vagina, So no you don't get to choose what gender you are unless you honestly feel as if you are the other gender. But when you have these people who are saying that they are one of these made up genders that's when you are taking it too far, gender is genetically part of you. That's like saying "I feel like I'm 32, therefore I am 32", no you're not.
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    The transgender community has one of the highest rates of suicide.

    Many people believe they commit suicide because they are transgender and are depressed because of society.

    Why is the accepted theory they are mentally ill because they are transgender and not they are transgender because they are mentally ill? Why is one explored and the other not?
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    (Original post by Rory :))
    The transgender community has one of the highest rates of suicide.

    Many people believe they commit suicide because they are transgender and are depressed because of society.

    Why is the accepted theory they are mentally ill because they are transgender and not they are transgender because they are mentally ill? Why is one explored and the other not?
    Their suicide rate is overstated in the media in order to portray them as this vulnerable group that no one dares to question. Most of this is based on a questionnaire asking about "thought about suicide". The actual suicide statistics are marginally higher than other LGB members.
    Not to mention that if being oppressed was the main reason for their suicide, then why did black slaves in the US not have massive suicide rates? I dare say they were even more oppressed than trans people who don't have their identity validated.

    No the issue is that the majority of children on top of being trans (or thinking they are) have mental health comorbidities that are more frequently ignored by doctors in favor of quick transitioning and hormones and surgery.
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    There are two genders a tiny number of unfortuate intersex people and the rest are over indulged delusions.
    At sometime in the future people will look back on this period and say it was a type of mass Hysteria.
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    There is no such thing as gender, it's a socially invented concept for snowflakes to feel special. There's just your biological sex and your personality.
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    (Original post by callum521)
    We all have either an XY is male, and XX is female. We also have either a penis or a vagina, So no you don't get to choose what gender you are unless you honestly feel as if you are the other gender. But when you have these people who are saying that they are one of these made up genders that's when you are taking it too far, gender is genetically part of you. That's like saying "I feel like I'm 32, therefore I am 32", no you're not.
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    I find it fascinating that a bunch of 16 year old know-all know-nowts are so obsessed with it all.
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    (Original post by ilem)
    There is no such thing as gender, it's a socially invented concept for snowflakes to feel special. There's just your biological sex and your personality.
    Not a view shared by the scholarly community. Gender is the identity and behaviour associated with, but not determined by, biological sexual categorisation. Having a vagina is a matter of sexual categorisation, wearing dresses, high-heels and lipstick, however, is a matter of gender.
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    Not a view shared by the scholarly community. Gender is the identity and behaviour associated with, but not determined by, biological sexual categorisation. Having a vagina is a matter of sexual categorisation, wearing dresses, high-heels and lipstick, however, is a matter of gender.
    I think recognising the term 'gender' automatically makes one part of the anti-scholarly community tbh -- gender studies is not a science, quite the opposite in fact.

    All those things you mentioned are just aspects of someone's personality. Not to mention you could have picked better examples as all of those things are done by women for the singular reason of enhancing her beauty in order to attract a genetically fit mate, and are therefore biologically determined.
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    (Original post by callum521)
    We all have either an XY is male, and XX is female. We also have either a penis or a vagina, So no you don't get to choose what gender you are unless you honestly feel as if you are the other gender. But when you have these people who are saying that they are one of these made up genders that's when you are taking it too far, gender is genetically part of you. That's like saying "I feel like I'm 32, therefore I am 32", no you're not.
    You're mixing up biology and psychology
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    everyone's born a straight male/female.
    Absolute deep-fried horse ****. We don't know enough about sexuality or gender to definitively say people are born cis-het or otherwise, but it's best understood using a biopsychosocial model, suggesting that genetics or epigenetics plays a part.

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    Why is the accepted theory they are mentally ill because they are transgender and not they are transgender because they are mentally ill? Why is one explored and the other not?
    What on earth do you mean by that? As far as diagnosis etc go, being transgender is linked to a mental health problem - Gender Dysphoria. Hence medical transition exists, because that treats the dysphoria
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    (Original post by H20 III)
    everyone's born a straight male/female. believing you're the other gender is mental illness, I would go into my explanation for sexuality but the last time I did that, the mods came at me so I'll keep it to myself😊.
    Why do you think everyone is straight when there's so much science that refutes that?

    The mental illness ideology is stupid af.

    There's a reason why the mods came at you for expressing your explanation for sexuality as I can only assume that it's just as silly as your gender one.
 
 
 
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