See bold above: And from where I stand, that is the crux of the issue. If I wanted to/had to speak to a "DUDE" (key word: "dude", meaning a male/man) in a dress, I am sure a **** not referring to him as a woman. Just as much as painting myself green and running around saying "hulk smash" doesn't make me the incredible hulk, neither does putting on a dress and high-heels make a man a woman. I could say I "identify" as a ****ing space alien, but it sure as **** doesn't make me one. As far as I'm concerned, someone can "identify" as whatever they want, but don't expect me to conform to their warped version of reality and blindly accept their mental illness as something healthy. When a schizophrenic person is hearing voices, we don't tell him that the voices are real and that his condition is normal/healthy just so he can feel good about himself. No. What we do is treat his mental illness so that he can once again return to reality and function within society as a normal, healthy person. Catering to delusions helps no one and ultimately, endangers us all.Seems pretty simple to me:
If you want to talk to a dude in a dress, the polite thing to do is assign a female reference. If its a butch looking chick, or you are just plain unsure, just stfu because you never know how they identify.
I wonder how many fathers here would be comfortable with a 40 year old man going into the women's changing room with their 13 year old daughter...simply because he says he "identifies" as a "woman" (something he clearly isn't?). Sorry, but if someone has a dick swinging between their legs (or had one at any point), they are not a woman and don't belong in the ladies changing rooms/rest rooms). LOL. I could only imagine telling my 3 year old daughter, when she points out the differences between boys and girls (things that are obvious to even 3 year olds)..."honey, what you are seeing with your eyes and perceiving with your mind is incorrect. Having a penis or a vagina doesn't make someone a boy or a girl. Those are just superficial, meaningless things. You are what you think you are...because gender is only in your head, so if you want to be a boy, that's what you are. Also, anyone who doesn't agree with you...and refuses to refer to you as anything but the gender of your choosing, well...those people are hateful, intolerant, unloving, un-evolved and just don't want people to be happy. In fact, they are a plague to society and holding back our generation from making real progress in the area of greater societal consciousness. ".
I mean, if anyone doesn't see how ****ing sick that is (and that is exactly where society is at today), they have a screw loose somewhere in their head.
When in the hell did we reach the point where someone could literally claim to be something that defies all science and reason...and society accepts it? More importantly, when did we reach the point where society not only condones such deluded beliefs, by supports and even passes laws that COMPELS others to abide by these same deluded beliefs? Wow! I give it 15 more years--tops-- and the United States, in its present incarnation, will collapse from the moral depravity festering within it. We're almost there now. The US has changed so much in the last generation it is scary. What they refer to as progress and conscious evolution is anything but. I'm afraid of what's going to happen to this country.