Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by Saya, Nov 8, 2018.
Can I claim to be much younger so I'm allowed back into the McDonalds ballpit.
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.
The article is blocked in my country
And im white and rich. My name is Braxton
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.
I always hated Emile Ratelband, he is so annoying. I now hate him even more.
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.
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.
May I earn retirement benefits if I feel older?
People are acting 'reactionary' because Ratelband is a known troll and asshole in the Netherlands
The ultimate troll
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.
So excuse me when I say fuck this guy, fuck your hypothetical”conversation”. Trash opinion.
69 is the best number tho ;)
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.
Hey everyone, I don't know shit about shit, but I easily fall for dog-whistles. Can we have a conversation?
This shit is just open season for pedophiles.
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.
Why can't the judges just say fuck off instead of taking it seriously, he's obviously a troll
All you are bringing to the table is "fuck you" and "trash opinion"? Quite mature.
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!
Like that's literally what Ben Shapiro says in that video.
The guy smacked a girls ass at an event. Fuck 'm.
Love seeing everyone on Facebook and Twitter using this to justify their transphobia
Up next, anime lover declares a 13-year-old is actually 28.
Maybe the version of him born on his new birth date isn't a big old cunt like the current one?
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.
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.
Maximum troll should not be humored
Seems weird that he would want to give up his old age benefits but hey go on and do you old man.
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.
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.