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  •  As a civil libertarian, I believe that (1+ / 0-)
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    every person deserves equal protection and rights, whether I like or respect them or not. I reserve the right to like or dislike any and all groups of people, yet would expect them to be granted all the rights I enjoy. That is the only way to have a civil society.
    That being said, it is absurd to tell me there are not significant physical differences between men, women and transgendered people of any type. There are also similarities between the groups, but that does not mean it would benefit me (a male I am sure you can guess) to be treated ay an Ob/Gyn. This is true between straight and gay men. If I was gay, I wouldn't go to my GP/Internal Med doctor in a million years - he's just not up to it, and I don't think he should be expected to treat people he does not understand. He will do you no good, just like he would refer you to a neurologist if that was your problem. BTW, I do not extend this to waiters in restaurants, the DMV, the marriage bureau, the police, etc. However, as an ex-cab driver, I noticed that TV/TG's not only usually hung out in gay bars, they hung out in specific gay bars and not in others. Should I be offended by that?

    "America - The land where no one is allowed to mind his own business." William S Burroughs

    by shmuelman on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 06:51:52 PM PDT

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      TiaRachel, Bluedoc

      keep reading rserven's diary's

      and be happy you don't have a loved one in this situation, you seem easily offended

      Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known---Carl Sagan

      by LibChicAZ on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 07:02:59 PM PDT

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    •  As a human being... (5+ / 0-)
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      TiaRachel, Bluedoc, LibChicAZ, Mrs M, SoCaliana

      ...I reserve the right to tell you when you are offending me.  I reserve the right to tell you when you are expressing ignorance about people like me.

      I have a vagina.  I have gone to an Ob/Gyn.  Are you saying I should not have?

      Are you saying that the endocrinologist who refused to treat me when I was recovering from having my thyroid irradiated because of the simple fact that I was born male was correct to do so?

      Do you know anything about transwomen anatomy or are all your opinions nothing but supposition?

      Is it your opinion that transwomen are gay men?  Then how would you explain the existence of lesbian transwomen like me?

      I could go on and on, but the crx of the matter is this question:  why did you come in here with an effort to attack rather than an attempt to learn?

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