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20 November 2013 @ 08:44 am
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"Why are Americans terrified of transgender 6-year-olds?"

 
 
 
Selkiselki on November 20th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re-posting on FaceBook. Unfortunately, the new company (that won our contract and hired most of us) made one guy take out his ear stud.
PMMJ: Ayatollahcheetahmaster on November 20th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
So what you're saying is my long hair and painted nails might not pan out in that environment.
Selkiselki on November 21st, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
I'm guessing. :/
rinmcgroyne on November 20th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
This is a thing? Really? *sighs*

As people who meet me in person understand nigh-on immediately, I have lady bits, but those lady bits like Legos, and engines, and mixed martial arts, and engineering, and programming, and calculus, and good beer, and...

I never had the desire to use the mens' restrooms, though. Is that a point where the "tom boy" moniker tips over into "transgender", I wonder?

Then again, I always thought it was a question of, uh, equipment, more than anything else: No urinals in the ladies' restrooms, sort of thing. I'd be curious to see what effects would come of standardizing the restroom layouts to be identical.
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on November 21st, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
"I never had the desire to use the mens' restrooms, though. Is that a point where the 'tom boy' moniker tips over into 'transgender', I wonder?"

No, significant difference. There's a lot to it, but the underlying principle, I believe, is in self-identification. Regardless of the bits and the orientation, if someone really believes they are a certain gender, and chooses to live their life that way, that's something we should respect. Does that make sense?
rinmcgroyne on November 21st, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
When I said "Is this really a thing?", I was talking about it being a freaking 'issue', not that a child would self-identify into a gender other than expected. Just wanted to make that clear.
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on November 21st, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, whoops. Read that the wrong way, my bad.