« on: January 14, 2016, 06:43:18 PM »
Yeah I don't think teenagers will be changing their gender designation as flippantly as you seem to believe. Just like the option to be homosexual without being beaten and chemically castrated doesn't turn like 75% of teens into raging super-gays who devour the souls of their devout Christian peers, this isn't going to turn all boys into girls and vice versa. Though given the ratio of boys to girls that naturally exists that kind of problem would probably just balance itself out anyways. Also, like what you spoke condescendingly to Utumno for saying in a way that did not attack you (asshole), its just a self-identification thing. Big fucking whoop. If it was electing to have surgery maybe you'd have something there. You're putting waaaay too much weight behind how a 16 year old views their self and how that will impact their future person. If you made all of your most important decisions about who you are when you were 16 then I'm so very sorry for you (consider the condescension volleyed) but your concern seems more like a veiled lashing out at a concept you're uncomfortable and purposely unfamiliar with.
Edit: Also, another rant to add to the dogpile, (because don't you dare be mean to Utumno, he is the heat that lights my heart [sorry Liz]) I love how your knee-jerk response to Utumno was that he was basing his beliefs solely on his emotions while the OP is basically you saying how this is such a bad thing because of the way you FEEL about it. Could you perhaps pass the irony of that oft-repeated sentiment around at the next Conservative Neo-Birch Society meeting to head off the inevitable Onion article your "misguided" nieces and nephews will post on your Facebook walls? /end rant.
PPS: Wow I didn't realize til now how touchy I get when people are mean to Utumno. I usually don't even respond to these things. Jxands, I understand that guys like Taket and myself will be total assholes and I won't necessarily fault you for being ugly to us but Utumno is a really nice guy (and not in the m'lady sense, either. Like genuinely nice. I bet he doesn't even own a fedora or trilby and probably couldn't even discern the two)