1. Mona

    Mona
    Member

    Thats silly
     
  2. Fireblend

    Fireblend
    Member

    Can I claim to be much younger so I'm allowed back into the McDonalds ballpit.
     
  3. TanookiTom

    TanookiTom
    Banned Member

    I do think he is making an interesting point and I am surprised at all the reactionary answers in here.

    We are being sorted in all kinds of boxes for whatever statistical purposes – gender, "race", sexual orientation, age etc. One by one we are starting to realize that these can be sometimes arbitrary constructs or at least definitions that don't work for many of us.

    His reasoning mentioning Tinder is silly but I think it's good that this question is being raised.
     
  4. Birdseye

    Birdseye
    Member

    The article is blocked in my country
     
  5. Pizza Luigi

    Pizza Luigi
    Member

    Tsjakka!
     
  6. RM8

    RM8
    Member

    There's no scientific basis. Therefore it's a dumb joke and an even dumber analogy.
     
  7. BronsonLee

    BronsonLee
    Don't worry I'm on the case Moderator

    that...isn't nice
     
  8. And im white and rich. My name is Braxton
     
    • User Banned (Permanent): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding gender. History of similar behaviour. Account still in junior phase.
    I have many opinions on this. The most prevelant is how everyone is hating on him. He used name and gender as a comparison. He didnt go to court and say 'I hate trans people so make me younger to show them up'.

    He feels, physically and mentally, younger. So he wants to change his age to reflect what he feels comfortable with. Anyone taking this as a personal attack is ignorant and self absorbed I say. Its not all about you. Consider his feelings.

    If you can prove to me that he is anti trans then I'll accept it. But it seems to me he is genuine and everyone is getting pissed off over it because what? Their identity issue is bigger and more important?
    He aint even american. He's dutch.

    EDIT: It does seem that he supports Trump. Which is a disconcerting sign. I still think he may be genuine though.
     
  9. Roytheone

    Roytheone
    Member

    I always hated Emile Ratelband, he is so annoying. I now hate him even more.
     
  10. Stalker

    Stalker
    Member

    I assumed his was going to be some ridiculous phobic bell end do you have any proof to back up this claim.

    I could be wrong here but I don't think Trans people argue their physical anatomy they argue a dysphoria between their physical self and their mental self. This doesn't apply to age since you would be arguing that you didn't experience the last 69 years as years but instead something shorter. The chronological period of a year is not fluid.
     
  11. san00ake

    san00ake
    Member

    I consider myself a progressive person, I’m all for recognizing gender and sexual orientation in non-binary ways, for example.
    But honestly, we’ve over compensated so much over these past few years, I feel things like these were a matter of time.
    At some point we need to start acknowledging biology for what it is, otherwise we are all not too different from those climate change deniers out there.
     
  12. Mirage

    Mirage
    Member

    It's no different.
     
  13. Birdseye

    Birdseye
    Member

    May I earn retirement benefits if I feel older?
     
  14. Tence

    Tence
    Member

    A birth year is not fluid. He is trying to change the date of his birth. But the date of his birth is actually that. It has nothing to do with feeling something. I could say that I 'feel' that the Twin tower attacks happened on 03-05-2013, but that would simply be bullshit. Same with Emile's birth date.

    People are acting 'reactionary' because Ratelband is a known troll and asshole in the Netherlands

    lol
     
  15. Hollywood Duo

    Hollywood Duo
    Member

    The ultimate troll
     
  16. Mona

    Mona
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Driggonny

    Driggonny
    Member

    This trolling is giving me a twitch
     
  18. TanookiTom

    TanookiTom
    Banned Member



    Well people have been saying the same for gender and sexual orientation for most of the time. Thankfully this concept is changing now!
    He might be a troll, I don't know him. I find his reasoning re. Tinder silly for sure. But I am smh at all the people dismissing this idea so easily without even considering it.

    See above. Homosexuality was considered a disease until recently. Same for transgender matters. Scientific bases and that is often good. There certainly is a lot of ageism in society. I think it's good that we look at this topic and try to decide wether or not it makes sense that so many things are decided based on a number.
     
  19. Ketkat

    Ketkat
    Member

    Get out of here with this nonsense. How in the world can you take this seriously in comparison to trans issues, or even dare to make that comparison? Do you think that Rachel Dolezal is valid as well? Why exactly do you think its okay to pretend that these people being hateful assholes are legitimate?
     
  20. SageShinigami

    SageShinigami
    Member

    There should totally be someone known as the LGBT Supreme Kai.
     
  21. Tence

    Tence
    Member

    Are you fucking trolling me? How can a DATE be fluid? Please tell me that. The Earth orbited 69 times around the Sun since Emile was born. It is science. Nothing fluid about it. It is called science.
     
  22. Matthew77

    Matthew77
    Member

    Bullshit. My issue isn’t a social construct, my body is wrong and disgusts me and limits my ability to live my life properly. And to add at the point I am finally ready to do something about it I am scared shitless to because of trump.

    So excuse me when I say fuck this guy, fuck your hypothetical”conversation”. Trash opinion.
     
  23. Lulu

    Lulu
    Member

    69 is the best number tho ;)
     
  24. Spectone

    Spectone
    Member

    If I was the court I’d change his date of birth to 2060. Let him live life as a nonexistent person and see how much he likes it.
     
  25. Lundren

    Lundren
    Member

    Hey everyone, I don't know shit about shit, but I easily fall for dog-whistles. Can we have a conversation?
     
  26. Frecklestein

    Frecklestein
    Member

    This shit is just open season for pedophiles.
     
  27. Spoo

    Spoo
    Member

    So what happens when an adult determines with a kid that that kid is actually much, much older beyond their years! And coincidentally they want to get married or start a consensual relationship, since kids that feel like adults *are* adults! Age is fluid, after all.

    Miss me with that.
     
  28. Galkinator

    Galkinator
    Member

    Why can't the judges just say fuck off instead of taking it seriously, he's obviously a troll
     
  29. TanookiTom

    TanookiTom
    Banned Member

    • User Banned (1 Month): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding gender; junior phase account.
    Not sure what I have said that warrants such an aggressive response. All I am saying is that it's an idea and a concept we should take into consideration.
    All you are bringing to the table is "fuck you" and "trash opinion"? Quite mature.
     
  30. Davidion

    Davidion
    Member

    This is like shit i used to hear Ben Shapiro spout.

    Taxonomy and quantity aren't the same things, in case some of you geniuses out there thinks "he has a point".

    The chaos emerging around the information age does a good job of uncovering how many simpletons without critical thinking skills our society is able to prop up.

    Edit: oh I see we already have one!
     
  31. Ketkat

    Ketkat
    Member

    There is no reason to take this concept into consideration. Transgender identities are backed up by science while transracialism, otherkin, and this new nonsense are not with a lot of them being used specifically to mock and attack our identities. Having you sit here and entertain this kind of thing is incredibly insulting to me.
     
  32. Depths

    Depths
    Member

    Yup. Dude is an asshole. It's like he got this idea from that "Ben Shapiro DESTROYS college student" video.

    Like that's literally what Ben Shapiro says in that video.
     
  33. FeistyBoots

    FeistyBoots
    Member

    Why did the JUDGES entertain it? This is literally not a possible thing, unlike being transgender!
     
  34. KingFox

    KingFox
    Member

    The guy smacked a girls ass at an event. Fuck 'm.

    [​IMG]
     
  35. RM8

    RM8
    Member

    Uh, we have a pretty good scientific understanding of age. It's nothing like homosexuality because people literally thought (and many still believe) it was either a choice or a disease that you can cure.
     
  36. MrBadger

    MrBadger
    Member

    Love seeing everyone on Facebook and Twitter using this to justify their transphobia
     
  37. Lundren

    Lundren
    Member

    You deserve aggressive responses for taking an issue that actually exists and using it to justify something that doesn't. This guy is trying to pull a gotcha out of his ass and you want to give him the benefit of the doubt. Nah, no thanks.
     
  38. Audioboxer

    Audioboxer
    Member

    Up next, anime lover declares a 13-year-old is actually 28.
     
  39. nekkid

    nekkid
    Member

    Quoting myself without shame...

     
  40. MudoSkills

    MudoSkills
    Member

    Maybe the version of him born on his new birth date isn't a big old cunt like the current one?
     
  41. Mona

    Mona
    Member

    To be fair he was only 3 years old when that event happened
     
  42. Matthew77

    Matthew77
    Member

    No I said why it’s a trash opinion. Transgender is a legit medical condition. Even in the bad days when they called it mental illnesss and tried to change the brain it was classified as medical. It’s not that it’s a medical issue that has changed it’s the classification and treatment. Your trivializing that on purpose and it’s a trash opinion, but focus on the swears at the end, and yes I am angry this issue affects e and assholes trying to trivialize my recognized medical condition as choice, or social constructs or any other bullshit people come up with.

    But I am not going to continue this line of posting with you, it’s obvious your either trolling or extremely ignorant about why this is offensive to Trans people and I am not going to ruin my day over an internet poster.
     
  43. Tempy

    Tempy
    Member

    Emile Ratelband? Fuck him. Infamous Dutch trash. Had his own far right political party.

    He's trolling hard and some of you are too gullible to see that.
     
  44. shnurgleton

    shnurgleton
    Member

    Maximum troll should not be humored
     
  45. Seems weird that he would want to give up his old age benefits but hey go on and do you old man.
     
  46. Zache

    Zache
    Member

    Age has nothing to do with how you look, feel, act or anything. It's just a freaking outside fact that really has nothing to do with your physical being at all.

    Ratelband could have tasted the fountain of youth at 40 and will live for a thousand years to come but the Earth still revloved around the Sun 69 times since he first opened his eyes.
     
  47. FeistyBoots

    FeistyBoots
    Member

    That's not what's happening here. The guy is a troll who praised bin Laden. He's not sincere.
     
  48. EarthPainting

    EarthPainting
    Member

    Ah dang, he totally got out number. I never considered comparing the lives of trans people to inane, disrespectful jokes for no fucking reason. Toppled that house of cards so expertly. Someone hook him up to the attack helicopter dipshit. They could get pretend-married to stick it to gay people's rights too.
     
  49. Cascadero

    Cascadero
    Member

    This. Needs his regular dose of attention. He certainly managed to get it this time! Probably ensured that he will remain a D list celebrity for Dutch TV shows though.