[LMB] Trans issues (not entirely OT:)

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Mon Oct 6 23:45:58 BST 2014

On Tue, Oct 07, 2014 at 09:37:43AM +1100, Gwynne Powell wrote:

> or has no right to exist. The whole discussion, and tone of
> the discussion up to now, has been 'I don't know much 
> about this, could you please help me to understand it better?'
> And I see that as being far more welcoming than any 
> attitude of 'we can't talk about THEM just in case somebody
> might get insulted, so we will all protect them because they

Straw man.  No one's said we shouldn't talk about them.  We've been
saying that "I don't see how it's not a woman" and outright calling a
transman "she" are unwelcoming, if not offensive.

> need us to look after their interests'.  Denying the existence
> of a sector of the population seems, to me, to be far less

The only denial has been denying that a transman is a man.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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