Are you evil if you assume someone's gender/ hold them to their original gender?
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Bruce Gender is a man .... therefore I am evil (in their eyes)
Bradly Manning is a man .... therefore I am evil (in their eyes)
there is no such thing as "trans" gender .... not unless you can change your DNA
just as there is no such thing as a "two-state" solution ....
not when one of the "states" seeks to obliterate the other
You misunderstand the liberal terminology being used here. This discussion is about calling someone a certain gender. You can think you know what gender someone else is. That's the assumption being discussed. When liberals talk about assuming a gender they are talking about someone assuming they know the gender of someone else. In that case you might assume a man is a woman or a woman is a man if they dress/look a certain way.
So I'm a police officer walking down the street and I see an adult male in a dress,
Someone that I can quite clearly tell has balls as big as their adam's apple,
But I can't 'assume someone's gender', and now he tell's me that he's 'female'.
I must now wait and get a female officer on scene to search this fully grown man,
meanwhile other calls are coming in and I'm just stuck wasting time...
But If I didn't do this by your standard I would be considered an asshole...lol you're just stupid champ...
The only reasons such protocol would exist is because the law enforcement agency that employs you as an officer has determined that it is most pursuant to the ends of law enforcement. Whether you think it is a waste of time in this scenario is as irrelevant as that opinion would be in upholding any other mandates of your office.
Moreover, the rationale for such protocol would be identical to protocol requiring you to wait for a female officer to search a female woman. The concern would be with the real and perceived safety of the person in question, as well as protecting the officer from wrongful allegations of assault. Therefore, your objection is unsound unless you also think waiting for a female officer to search females is a waste of time.
LOL, this ex con is the freedom loving Liberal that wants to force every public school to bow to his ideology, censor the nativity on public grounds, supports the party whose goal is to take our Gun freedoms, forces all Americans to pay to kill unborn babies, etc. etc.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I CANT TAKE ANY MORE OF YOUR FREEDOM LOVING INTOLERANCE.
Were Transgender's ever refused the right of any bathroom ? You don't care where people pee but your agenda should be pushed on all Americans ? When you Progressives have nothing left in the tank it's bathrooms , Russians or whatever other insane BS you can dream up !
Sex is defined biologically. Notably, there are also more than two sexes; so even if gender essentialism were true your notion of gender would still be ill-informed.
Gender is a social concept that varies across cultures and times. It only ever exists as a matter of perspective, no matter what position you want to take on the validity of trans* identity.
If this thing is entertained, soon, people will be in monster, comic and animal costumes and expect people to accept them as such.
There are many girls who like wearing men's clothes but they never claim to be men And it shouldn't be different at the opposite.
We should understand some people are morons who never grew out of stupid childhood fantacies....
Pay attention to their nonsense and making it law is puting future of your country in jeopardy
There is no such thing as evil, but even if there were I should hardly think either of these things would count for it. However, as it doesn't take much effort and doesn't hurt anyone to call someone by the name and pronouns they prefer... it probably does make you an asshole, but that's your prerogative.
No, you're not evil.
I don't think it's wrong to "assume" someone's gender in most situations as transgender people make up around 0.6% of the population. I will normally refer to someone as what they look like unless they tell me otherwise.
I will however try not to assume someone's gender in specific contexts:
- If I'm doing something LGBT+ related, or if I think the person is likely to be LGBT+
- If the person concerned dresses and has their hair in a fashion that makes me think they may be transgender. I also have a couple of acquaintances who wear badges that let you know they are trans, in which case I'll respect it
- The above two points even more so if I am on a college campus
- Also, if I have an acquaintance on Facebook, I'll use whatever pronouns they go by on there
In those situations, I'll talk to them like any other person, but if I have to refer to them in the third person I'll use "they" or "them". That's their cue to let me know if they want to be referred to another way.
I do think it's unnecessarily antagonistic to continually refer to people as a gender they don't want to identify as. Calling them by their birth gender isn't going to make them change their minds, it's just going to make you look rude.
However, there are some trans people who need to chill a little on pronouns. Accusing people of assuming their gender, or insulting them for getting it wrong the first time, is just going to make people not want to talk to you.
I think a reasonable analogy to use for all this would be someone who feels American although they were actually born in another country. They feel strongly American and strongly patriotic towards America.
Telling them they're not American because they weren't born that way is just you being a jerk. You can think it, but you don't have to say it.
This is a difficult question.
Of course these people are mentally ill, and the PC idea that their illness should be celebrated is very detrimental to society.
On the other hand, post-op transgenders have a suicide rate of 40%.
This is real statistical data, unlike the bullshit about "gay teen suicide".
So, it might be a good idea not to disappoint these people further.
Their life is misarable as it is and they might not have a lot left.
However, in the case of pr-op transgenders, I would say it's evil not to address them by their real gender and mock their delusional ideas.
For the same reason mentioned above.