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by pelmut
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Gendered Children
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Non Gendered Children

Can you pin down the reason why you feel that way?  I am not trying to invalidate your feelings or start an argument, but I am genuinely interested why some people find this very upsetting, whereas it is no big deal for others. I guess it's for the same reason most women would object to males enter...
by pelmut
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Gendered Children
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Non Gendered Children

... I have stopped using places with communal changing rooms because of females in male changing facilities, whether they are children brought in by others, or female staff. This is becoming in Scandinavia and I really object to it. Can you pin down the reason why you feel that way?  I am not tryin...
by pelmut
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Gendered Children
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Non Gendered Children

I'm still trying to work out what it means. The grammar is strange, there are two nouns but no adjective; do they mean "non-gendered" ?  If they do, that applies to all children under the age of five, whose gender (or lack of it) cannot be determined.  Above the age of five it is presumed that all c...
by pelmut
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

It's bad enough that nice guys have a hard time finding women who will be interested in them. I guess there's no "beast to tame", or perhaps women just find nice guys "boring". "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf is an interesting read.  Whilst some of the sex/gender stereotyping is a bit out of date, the ...
by pelmut
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

...The kids parents are insane.... I mean, can you just imagine what kind of crap is going down behind the scenes in that home?? Mother: Paediatrician, professionally identifes her own child as transgender at the age of five. Obtains a second opinion from a qualified professional therapist (later c...
by pelmut
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

There is an active trans movement. Ever heard of a movement without an agenda? It's really in plain view, not at all hidden. Heck, I think there's even a manifesto or two around somewhere. I've heard a lot about it in the media but I have yet to meet anyone who claims to be part of it -- or who wou...
by pelmut
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

First the teacher had no business sticking her nose into the act. She was in direct conflict with the wishes of the child's parent. No, she was only in conflict with one of the parents; if she had done the opposite, she would have been in conflict with the other parent.  I haven't noticed you conde...
by pelmut
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

Did the teacher offer a dress to the child after the court order or before it?
by pelmut
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

One of the things I find troubling is that all we hear of in the "world of transition" is success stories -- and that's statistically impossible. There have got to be some failures -- transitions that have gone horribly wrong for one reason or other. There was a lot of media attention about 'regret...
by pelmut
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Wet weather advantage
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

Re: Wet weather advantage

I knew they invented pants to ride horses but obviously not to straddle saw horses. I suppose the hem would prevent you sawing to close to errr..... yourself where pants would not. Come to think of it, I was sitting partially side-saddle. Sounded like a sketch from Laurel and Hardy. It had that fee...
by pelmut
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Wet weather advantage
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

Re: Wet weather advantage

Not exactly because of the wet weather - in fact the complete opposite:  I took advantage of a day without rain to get on with a job that has been held up for quite a while.  It involved sawing a plank lengthways, which I find is most conveniently done outdoors on a metal frame which I keep next to ...
by pelmut
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4155

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

... numerous cultures around the world recognize more than the two binary genders. Now I am completely confused; that's like saying "numerous scientists recognise more than the two colours of the spectrum".  Pehaps it would be better expressed as: "A few cultures around the World have declared the ...
by pelmut
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Wearing a skirt to a Clinic
Replies: 59
Views: 5443

Re: Wearing a skirt to a Clinic

Happy-N-Skirts wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:23 am
Funny thang, I guess I needed a prostate exam and was referred to a urologist. Guess who performed the exam? A female nurse practitioner.
I never thought I would be pleased to hear a bloke with his finger up my bum say "Ooh!, that's nice and smooth".
by pelmut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: skirted member of Parlement in Portugal

In my opinion, that's a good succinct, unbiassed summary of what happened. I had anticipated a certain amount of nauseating triumphalism in Johnson's first speech after being elected, but his apparently genuine thanks to the Labour voters who "loaned" their votes to the Conservatives in order to get...
by pelmut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Some neat switchboard footage
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Some neat switchboard footage

... once I got some exposure to things ALGOL and the like, ... I programmed in ALGOL in the 1970s but the system it ran on was scrapped and I had to use other, inferior, languages.  About 5 years ago I started learning PHP and, to my delight, discovered it was very ALGOL-like  ... in fact, with a l...