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  •  My take on it is that gender is irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

    Men and women can live and work as equals in so many areas, maybe the real offense is that they can't get past their programming.

    Some of the differences in wages and opportunities need to go away and maybe when they do so will the issues of segregation and aparthide such as Men's rooms and Women's rooms.

    I can't see that there is much difference between making a jew wear an armband with a star of David on it, an hispanic speak English and be prepared to show them his papers, and a waitress have to wear a short skirt and a blouse with a lot of cleavage.

    For me the changes in Women's fashion that are most impressive are their inroads into the gear associated with the jobs that have been denied them for centuries. If you are trans and want a look that ought to be high on your list.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 04:52:59 AM PDT

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    •  It's not irrelevant (1+ / 0-)
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      If you could just live one day as someone whose gender identity didn't match their body, you'd understand that it's not irrelevant.

      I do agree that it ought to be largely irrelevant in how people treat you, but it's not by any means irrelevant to who you are.

      Every horror committed by man begins with the lie that some man is not a man. - Jyrinx

      by kyril on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 11:15:17 AM PDT

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      •  Who you are is who you are (0+ / 0-)

        That probably includes some interests that push the boundaries of other peoples ability to put a lable on you and process you expeditiously.

        Suprisingly enough most people are like that. They have secret passions that even their significant others don't know about and if they did know would react somewhere between disinterest and horror.

        My advice would be to share their interests and then introduce them to yours as something that's maybe a little eccentric, but nowhere near as weird as their taste in _______.

        Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

        by rktect on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 05:57:29 PM PDT

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