Saturday, 13 June 2009

Today's Battles

At Outside the Beltway, KATU.com, and FiveThirtyEight, all attempting to educate people about Chaz Bono.

The last one is interesting, as it's not often that people don't bother to disguise their feelings:
"Many of them do have some form of surgery, sometimes affirming a gender different from the one they were raised in. If these people choose to live with someone is not intersexed, does that make them a family? What if they also live their life as a the same gender? What about transsexuals? If they are wearing a skirt, are they only a family if their partner isn't?"
You should be changed completely to the gender in which you have more chemicals in your body. So if you have 60% male and 40% female chemicals, you should be changed totally to a male.

Transsexuals do not count as people.
I tried to respond at The Tizona Group, but it seems they were too afraid to let my comment through moderation. Someone warned them that I might be along two hours previously... Here it is, anyway. Maybe they're just being slow.
Rather than being confrontational… can we have a reasonable discussion here?

One that’s likely to involve medicine, biology, theology, ethics, exegesis of scripture…

My starter for ten : this article by Tim Blair. That’s to show you where I’m coming from.

It will be nice discussing with and hopefully informing some rational people for a change. And anyone who links to PACO Enterprises is a kindred spirit.

I’m not out to convince, or to tell you what to think. I am out to inform, so you can make up your own mind from an informed perspective.

And as there’s a ginormous credibility gap to be overcome lest I be seen as just another peddler of fashionable nonsense and Moonbattery, it’s up to me to provide the extraordinary evidence that extraordinary claims require. Feel free to ask questions.

Let’s start with a presentation recently given by Professor Ecker, MD, at the American Psychiatric Association.

My thesis – which I’ll expect you to require me to prove – is that Chaz is a guy. Always was. But some guys are born looking female. And only about 1 in 3 of those, those born with 5ARD or 17BHDD syndromes, get a natural “sex change”. The rest have to do what Chaz is doing.
We'll see what happens.

5 comments:

Laserlight said...

Was surprised to see how sympathetically CNN handled it:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/12/sex.change.gender.transition/index.html

Hucbald said...

Hi, your comments at Tizona have been approved.

immybass said...

I hate to go all Godwin here, but arguing with someone called "Champion88" is likely a waste of time.

88 = HH = "Heil Hitler" is code used by white supremacists to identify one another.

Could be a coincidence, but given the content I'd say probably not.

Anonymous T-Girl said...

Hivemind / immybass.

sumptos devil s advocate said...

Zoe,

Related to the topic:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese468.html