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  •  The problem is that there's (2+ / 0-)
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    rserven, churchylafemme

    not even an attempt at understanding.  People are trying to explain to pravin why (s)he is wrong, and pravin's response is to just double down.

    I'll admit that I don't fully understand the whole transgender thing either.  But I also understand that I don't have to understand it to respect transgendered people, nor is it their job to make me understand.  Consequently, I've gone out of my way to try and inform myself about it as much as possible, including listening to people like those in this thread who know what they're talking about.

    This is literally the same as someone saying something racist, and then saying "Well, they have no right to be offended, because I didn't mean it in a racist way," and stubbornly continuing to insist this no matter how much people try to explain how what they said was inherently racist, and anyway, they have no right to decide whether other people are allowed to be offended by it.

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