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Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you agree with this quote? "History is written by the victors" - Winston Churchill

“Why do we learn history? to fix stories for the guilty?
Make angels look filthy and devils look milky?
If victor writes the books then, what have we won?
Are we battleships of authorship? A rich man’s guns?”
-Tablo, Lesson One

However, it is impossible for humans to be completely objective and therefore write perfect history. So it is what it is.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

Originally posted by thepunisher52:

If I look into my heart, I find no sympathy for these people because there are causes far worthy than this PC Bullshit.
I don’t give a shit if you are a lumber jack who fancies himself a woman or a petite thinking of herself as a man.
There are wars famines, floods and many more things that preoccupy me.
Such bullshit causes as LGBT or "gender Identity are for rich snobs who have too much time on their hands.

I’m sure you are a great philanthropist who donates to North Korea and Africa on a daily basis. Your irrelevant comment has been noted.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

Originally posted by BrainpanSonata:
Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:
Originally posted by petesahooligan:

If we focused on being okay with human nudity none of this would really matter.

Thanks for making light of the matter without offering any actual insight.

PS no one wants to see your ugly ass shit

Actually, he makes a good point. Sexualization of the human body in its various forms and the double standards therein is a major factor of gender relations. It might not be completely to topic in this case, but it is a social issue that will have to eventually be resolved one way or another.

That being said, a lot of this is tied into public mindset and social constructs. I’m all for working past stigmas and biases and focusing more on respect, both of individuals and of entire social groups. The more we talk about the issues with a willingness to listen and learn, the more likely this outcome may be.

What the fuck are you talking about. There are much more to being male or female than just physical genitalia. Clearly no one bothered to read my original post so I’ll just post it back here:

Biologically (physical attributes), chemically (testosterone/estrogen), neurologically (the way our synapses fire or don’t), in nature ( haploids/diploids, queen bees) there are even studies that seemingly indicates that even our basic senses are perceived differently (ie women can generally differentiate more shades/hues of colors than men).

Also just being “comfortable” with nudity isn’t nearly sufficient. What about children? What about a “male” with a dick but high levels of estrogen? What about someone with a penis and a vagina? What about public health concerns that arise out of public nudity (ie STD public transport)?

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

Originally posted by stanwise:

Just as a tip, “hermaphrodite” is considered by many an offensive term. Would you mind changing your post to read “intersex” please?

Sorry I’m not so keen on my PC shit. It’s out of ignorance not offence.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex Issue

Disclaimer:
This may be a bit long and I honestly have no idea where it is headed but it is a topic that I wanted to discuss. If you don’t care much for transgender issue just answer the TL;DR questions at the bottom.

We live in a world (assuming 1st world) wherein the gender inequality gap has become smaller than ever before. Yes there are still very hot debate topics such as equal pay, maternity leave, gender roles, etc. but at the same time we cannot
deny that men and women now share more common rights and opportunities (disproportional maybe but in theory open to all). But this isn’t the thread to discuss these matters. I want to talk about the transsexuals, transgender, hermaphrodites, etc. who are more and more becoming a real issue in this country.

To tackle on the issue of transsexualism, we must acknowledge the forbidden rule: Men and women are not equal.

Now before you take out your pitchforks, I did not say men are better than women or vice versa. No I am simply stating the fact that men and women are just not created the same. Biologically (physical attributes), chemically (testosterone/estrogen), neurologically (the way our synapses fire or don’t), in nature ( haploids/diploids, queen bees) there are even studies that seemingly indicates that even our basic senses are perceived differently (ie women can generally differentiate more shades/hues of colors than men). This is fact. Knowing this, we can also observe that different people have different levels of hormones that may not exactly “fit” their gender. In other words, there are men who have high levels of estrogen just as there are women who have high levels of testosterone. While this alone may not necessary cause a person to look like a certain gender, it very may well contribute (among many other factors) to how a person may “feel” like the opposite sex or even be innately “wired” internally to feel or even think like the opposite gender. Now, with the advent of technology, they can even physically change their genitalia. Great so gender may not be just a black and white thing that you bubble in in your job applications. It may very well be a spectrum with male and female on polar ends and everyone falls in between somewhere. Here comes the real questions.

TL;DR
So what exactly do we do with transsexuals, transgenders, hermaphrodites, etc? How do we accommodate for them? Much of society is built off the assumption that you are either A) Male or B) Female. Should we have laws that mandate a third bathroom for transsexuals (like in South Park? for those who have seen it) or make all bathrooms unisex? Which gym locker does a hermaphrodite teenager use? What sort of prison do transsexuals go to? What about a man who underwent transsexual surgery without the castration? Let’s say technology advances to a point where transsexuals can even have biological kids. Are they at this point no longer transsexuals but simply male or female?

This is open to any and all sort of discussion, I would like to hear everyone’s opinion.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Will racism die out on its own?

Much as how the Irish were considered to be the lowest of the low (among whites anyway because all other races were seen as non-human at the time) with a sht ton of negative stereotypes and yet here we are. The only Irish stereotype (other than the drinking one) I know is from history books. and the Celtics logo.

Still a relatively new idea in making but will racism fade out throughout the generations?

Trivia: did you know that an Irish man carrying around a cane was indicative of the stereotype that Irish men love to fight?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by colgraff:

It’s a bit trite, but this quote from The Hose and His Boy works for me and I have trodden a fine line a few times:
Do not by any means destroy yourself, for if you live you may yet have good fortune, but all the dead are dead alike

Good fortunes are meaningless when you’re dead… so what does it matter if you have good ones or bad ones? Good fortunes produce good times you may say. But such good times are also meaningless when you’re dead.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:

What do you mean by life being salvageable?

Take a long look at the condition or conditions you have got. Ideally with the help of a psychologist (not a psychiatrist). Determine to what extent they cripple your day to day living; your ability to live with yourself, and your ability to get through the day.

Identify the root causes of these issues, and see if you can find a way to set them aside. If they cannot be set aside (and not all can, by any means) then they are going to keep eating away at you. Unchecked, they will reduce your quality of life to zero.

If addressing those root issues is not within your means, or not within anyone’s means, then you have to make the hard decision whether they are things you can go on living with, day by day as best you can, in a slow spiraling decline (and it will be a decline, I make no bones about that), or whether that itself is truly not something you can stomach – it becomes an issue itself.

In that case – hence the involvement of the qualified psychologist – you can make the objective decision that your life is not salvagable. Its going to keep deteriorating, and that’s all there is to it. You can end it early, or end it later, but sooner or later you will end it.

On the other hand, it may be that the root issues are salvagable, although not by you on your own. The psychologist can refer you to a body identity clinic, or the chronic pain clinic, or any number of therapies designed to target specific root causes and eliminate them from your life.

Without the roots in place, the issues wither and die – leaving you to get on with your life. That’s why we always have to target the root causes, not the symptoms, and why you will need help in making the judgement call – you’ll see the symptom. It takes some digging to find the root.

I’m having a hard time finding this relating to the topic. I am not suicidal and I do not really have problems that I feel like I can’t overcome. I’m just asking the worth of life.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I. do. not. want. to. live. on. this. planet. ANYMORE!

Can you make a reply to my “why not suicide?” thread? K thanks.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:

I never stated that I can’t do anything. Just that anything I do won’t matter. There’s a slight difference.

Depends as to what you are defining as mattering, really. If mattering is making other people’s lives a little better, surely that counts?

You have to look at your life objectively, and determine if it is salvagable. If you can go on as you are, then it is salvagable. If you truly cannot, then see if you can figure out what the root cuse of your angst is, and if it can be dealt with. If not, then you will slowlyy lose your sanity inch by inch anyway.

Well I saw other people’s lives as meaningless as well and therefore any change that goes into their life will also be (eventually anyway) without worth.

What do you mean by life being salvageable?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by GameBuilder15:

OP, I know you probably aren’t interested, but if you actually read a book called The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly, you might see what is wrong with your mindset. It’s a really inspiring book.

Can I get some insight on what it’s about?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by z2458:

By this logic we should all destroy the universe because there is no point to it

If we have the ability to. Unfortunately we don’t.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by Sikesalicous:

Why suicide when you can drink copious amounts of alcohol? That’s what everyone else seems to do.

To be fair I’m a super lightweight and I pass out after a can of beer.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by Pulsaris:

Witty answer: I will be bored by the boring afterlife, if there’s one.

My true answer: A flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil has set off a tornado in Texas, and you said that you can’t do anything?

I never stated that I can’t do anything. Just that anything I do won’t matter. There’s a slight difference.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:
Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:
Originally posted by beauval:

but lets say that we did have free will, then we should suicide because there is no point in anything.

So why are you still here if you find life to be so meaningless? You have enough free will to jump off a bridge or walk in front of a train. Why haven’t you done it already?

Which is the question I was asking actually.

SOOooooooo……beauaval is now asking YOU that question.
AND, your response IS?
After all, it IS your postulation.

Well to put it simply, for my case, I don’t know why I haven’t done so already. Maybe I’m trying to find an answer despite its seemingly nonexistence.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Originally posted by beauval:

but lets say that we did have free will, then we should suicide because there is no point in anything.

So why are you still here if you find life to be so meaningless? You have enough free will to jump off a bridge or walk in front of a train. Why haven’t you done it already?

Which is the question I was asking actually.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Ok thank you for your post omega made me think alot. Certainly made some good points on living.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Well I’ll admit this is a rather childish perspective, indeed. Let me try to clarify my points.

Legacies can go on for a very long time, yes. But will that even remotely matter once you are dead? You do not have the ability to care or to even know that you will become a “leagcy”. In fact, I argued that the so called legacy you pass down to future of mankind will essentially also be meaningless because those people will also die.

I mean temporary in sense that because you will die (and the people you helped change will also die), it is eventually worthless.

Even if you do “move to a new universe”, unless that universe creates a way to make your life infinite, it will also be in vain (because you will die).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Why are you even trying then? Just curious. Seems like you already realized the meaninglessness of your life (and life in general perhaps) and the inevitably of death. So why struggle to live?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why not suicide?

Before we get into it, I would like to point out that I do not believe in any religion. Also, do not try to convince me of your religious views (I mean you can but I won’t believe you) but rather try to walk through the following idea with logic. Enough with the disclaimers, let’s move on.

What is the purpose to life?

I firmly believe there is no purpose to life. Why? Because there is absolutely nothing that is permanent. Once you are dead, everything you have achieved, attained, aspired for, etc. is all meaningless. Even if you are the greatest human alive and cured world hunger, brought world peace, and forever go down in history, your life is still temporary. In fact, the lives of everyone you helped change is also temporary and, therefore, puproseless. Everything you do is without purpose. Even the pursuit of knowledge. Why pursue knowledge when you will eventually die and all that you have pursued is meaningless? Even the greatest scientists such as Newton, Einstein, whatever have helped humans realize the functions of the world, yes. But they are dead now and everyone who learns and expands on their studies will also die. In fact, our time is so limited in this universe that it won’t even matter that they have made such contribution in the vast scheme of the universal “cycle” (if you will). This purposelessness of life forces only one inevitable outcome: suicide. Because why struggle to live when there is one outcome of death? Why do you live for? Everything is so temporary. You can love, be happy, be rich, travel the world, etc but you will eventually die and all that you have done is pointless and meaningless.

Some say to make your own purpose in life. But if life is purposeless in the first place, the so called purpose you have made for a purposeless idea is pretty purposeless in itself (in other words the purpose you made for life isn’t very helpful if you are going to be dead in the end).

If life is a game, why not end it early?

Note that I do not encourage anyone to suicide but rather am trying to find logical answers to my own problems (so to speak). Please don’t do: “don’t suicide you have people who love you!” kind of bullcrap.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 99% vs 53%

Originally posted by GameCrazyKid:
Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:
Originally posted by vikaTae:

It would not surprise me in the least you know, to find business owners in both protest groups.


Why not? Because I have found/met with business owners in both these groups.

Isn’t that what she said? You questioned her statement then supported her point


I’m not arguing with her. I’m asking why she wouldn’t be surprised to find business owners in both protest groups.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 99% vs 53%

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

The protesters are largely college kids who would not be employed anyway.

That isn’t all the true. I have been to one of the occupy city (for my city) and there is a huge variety of people from war veterans to even investment bankers.

Originally posted by vikaTae:

It would not surprise me in the least you know, to find business owners in both protest groups.


Why not? Because I have found/met with business owners in both these groups.

To spaghettimonster: the large majority of the protesters seem to be unemployed.

To everyone else: How do you feel about the 53% that showed up to counter the 99%? (sources say that the 53% is a “conservative lash” against the unemployed people complaining)