Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Today's Battle

Well, I for one accept people with AIS just as they are, and I will NOT believe they are the product of sin, AKA "The Devil's Spawn".

Posted by:
blasnyblasny 5:05 AM
We're making progress, over at ABC, and a program on Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.

And as a sign of further progress, here in Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has opened up a new blog covering "Sex and Gender Diversity" - the Transgendered, Transsexual, and Intersexed. First order of business - clearing up the mess of legal status and documentation.

Moving the mountain one teaspoonful at a time.


Anonymous said...

[grin] We are ALL the products of sin: "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. No one is righteous--no, not even one person."
I only recall one occasion of Our Lord calling someone "sons of your father, the Devil"--he was speaking to the religious leaders.

Anonymous said...


Given the sordid history of "Human Rights/Equal Opportunity Commissions" and the fact that the blog title includes the Dread Word "diversity", I'm sure no good can come of this.


Battybattybats said...

Why is 'diversity' a Dread Word?

Zoe Brain said...

It's like "integrity". Those who talk about it tend not to have it.

This case is an exception. I've had a personal chat with the Commissioner.

During my unusual transition, I was the architect for the system used to implement the e-voting system used in the last two ACT elections, and the recent Federal election. It takes the UML (unified modelling language) description of what a system is supposed to do, the human-readable specification, and generates a system from it. The code that is generated is in the safety-critical language Ada-05, as used in satellites, avionics etc. It's easy to check that it does what it's supposed to do, no more, no less.

It's amazing that while my whole life was in complete upheaval, I managed to come up with what even I consider a scathingly brilliant and simple solution to a very technically challenging problem indeed. Others did most of the implementation (ie the hard work), but according to my Idea. I'm good at those, and this was one of my best.

This system enabled the Commissioner to vote in secret, unaided, for the first time in his life. It was an intensely emotional experience for him.

He's blind you see, completely, seeing-eye dog, the works. If anyone knows how to tell real difficulties and complaints from faux ones, he does.

We don't do things the way they do them in Canada. Less talk, more walk.

Anonymous said...

I made a little progress on the Digg page for that article.