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If the transgender movement had drawn clear lines in the sand, that they were not willing to cross:

  • no one is forced to use certain pronouns for transgendered people
  • the words men and women clearly assigned based on sex
  • no medicalisation whatsoever of minors
  • protection of women only spaces/categories (shelters, changing rooms, sports, prisons,...)
  • no changing of sex on legal documents
  • chosing medical transition as a last resort
  • accepting that hetero/homosexuality are clearly linked to sex and not gender (while of course sexual attraction based on gender expression would not be discriminated against either)

While at the same time they would be very actively promoting acceptance of transgender identity in society. Working for protections of trans people, representation of trans people, mental health support, ...

Where would you be on the trans issue then?

I personally would definitely be an active supporter. Particularly because I would see it as a movement that is helpful in weakening gender restrictions, which I would love.

If the transgender movement had drawn clear lines in the sand, that they were not willing to cross: - no one is forced to use certain pronouns for transgendered people - the words men and women clearly assigned based on sex - no medicalisation whatsoever of minors - protection of women only spaces/categories (shelters, changing rooms, sports, prisons,...) - no changing of sex on legal documents - chosing medical transition as a last resort - accepting that hetero/homosexuality are clearly linked to sex and not gender (while of course sexual attraction based on gender expression would not be discriminated against either) While at the same time they would be very actively promoting acceptance of transgender identity in society. Working for protections of trans people, representation of trans people, mental health support, ... **Where would you be on the trans issue then?** I personally would definitely be an active supporter. Particularly because I would see it as a movement that is helpful in weakening gender restrictions, which I would love.

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Like probably everyone else I know and interact with some (few) people with a mental impairment on a regular basis. I, as most others, am very patient and willing to put up with behavior I normally would not. For example, almost every day I meet a lady with Down syndrome, who hugs me. I would not normally let myself be hugged by random strangers. I do however accept that this lady is incapable of understanding that we are not super close friends on account of my passing her on a regular basis while she waits for the bus. This is not a mass phenomenon though.

So, if trans had not become a total fad with all the subsequent ramifications, I would have accepted that there probably is a tiny subset of people affected by a, I guess, severe mental illness and an even tinier subset of the subset who, as a last resort, may, as, i guess, a palliative measure, live life as if they had been born the opposite sex. I actually would be kind of okay with this.