Two friends in San Juan, Puerto Rico landed on opposite ends of the spectrum in this conversation about the limits of self-identification. When Peter Boghossian presents the claim, "Miss Universe should be open to trans-women,” the two agree that people can identify as whatever gender they choose, but disagreement arises about limits on gender guidelines for women’s competition.
Homo Sapiens are a dimorphic species of mammal. We reproduce by combining small and large gametes. Males have sperm, females have ovum. Homo Sapiens cannot change sex.
This madness needs to stop now.
There are men, women and the confused. Those of us who are men or women should tolerate and accept the confused but not be forced to embrace their confusion.
Confusion reigns supreme. How can someone believe you can't say you're black when you're white but you can say you're a woman when you're a man? It's a topsy turvy world right now. Everyone has their own truth. The fact based world is over. Sheesh.
They are stepping further and further away from what it means to stand for feminism and they don’t even realise it.
I am a short, unathletic white woman. Can I identify as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and demand that I be accepted as such? If not, why not?
Should dogs be allowed to compete in the Kentucky Derby? Dogs and cats are the same: mammal, four-legged, hairy, bilaterian, tail-equipped pets. Horses and dogs, pretty much the same as well. https://youtu.be/VrzqXFR9oYk?feature=shared ("Cat wants a new bottom" Nickelodeon Catdog)
Absolutely not. It is an insult. I've never cared for the meat market of the beauty pageants. As a trans widow, I can tell you, these dudes are seeking exactly the limelight of displays like this. They gather narcissistic fuel and amplified affirmation. It will lure confused teen boys into this world, when they've already been watching hypno-sissy porn. Jordan Peterson is right. It is not beauty and pornography is not for a healthy brain. For your information, an older woman whose husband is suddenly galavanting out "dressing" has now contacted me about how trapped she is, how she has no choice, she put her life into this marriage. This is the reality.
You Have GOT to be kidding me! There are a lot of Insane people running around.
If you were not Born with Fallopian Tubes and a Uterus, no matter What The Voices say...You are not a woman.
The transpest generates fresh hell like this insanely oxymoronic question every day.
Should women have their prostate examined? Now that men are parasiting on women's scarce medical resources to have OB/GYNs participate in their sexual fetishes and examine their bonus holes, and the medical "profession" is going along with it… Sure, why not?
Nope. Not in the world in which live. Men who want to dress up and pretend to be women can, of course do so, as can women who want to pretend to be men. But they cannot do so in classrooms where impressionable children can be indoctrinated with biological lies instead of truths (spoiler alert: there are only two genders - no amount of hand waving and foot stamping changes that). Further, they cannot/should not/ must not enter their fantasy world and demand that everyone else share it with them.
Women and girl athletes and beauty queens and ballerinas and bathroom-users are not men and men do not belong in those categories. Ditto men and boy athletes and models and dancers and bathroom users.
Homecoming QUEENS are foolish objectifications of absurd community stereotypes and are part of an archaic patriarchy BUT they are girls/women not boys/men, If you want that sort of thing, at least get your head out of something as idiotic as Lamarckian Genetics and look at things from a Lense of reality, not politically-based delusion.
Confusing and distorting the world of children, especially through the Lense of psychosexual distortion can have permanent distorting impact on the child so exposed. But that seems to be what the manipulators want.
I don't. And you shouldn't, either, in my opinion.
I still can't believe that headlines like this are a thing in 2023. 🥴
I wonder if you had a man would he agree that there’s no “right” or “wrong” answer?
In a sea of endocrine mimics who's to say that xx and xy are all that determine phenotype?
"transwomen" -- compound word like "crayfish" which ain't:
But I think you're unclear on the concept that "sex" and "gender" are two entirely different kettles of fish, if not different species from different genera -- fish and fowl.
You might least reflect on what the late great Justice Anton Scalia had to say on the topic:
Scalia: “The word 'gender' has acquired the new and useful connotation of cultural or attitudinal characteristics (as opposed to physical characteristics) distinctive to the sexes. That is to say, gender is to sex as feminine is to female and masculine is to male.”
Is the "Miss Universe" contest for those who are feminine -- whether they're sporting dicks or not -- or is the contest for those who are female (nominally at least)?
Dr. Boghossian, have you seen Triggernometry's Neil Tyson episode? Thoughts?