Yes Virgina, All Women Have Vaginas


So, I’m a gamer. I enjoy not only boardgames, card games, and pen-and-paper RPGs, but videogames too. As such, I read a number of webcomics focused on gaming, one of which is Penny Arcade.

Seriously, these guys are great people. Both are happily married with children, are the creators of PAX (conventions centered around videogames), and give donations to numerous charities that support children, like Child’s Play.

So imagine my surprise when I saw that some social justice warriors were condemning Penny Arcade, more specifically the illustrator, Mike. Taking a closer look, I found this:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/06/21/well-that-escalated-quickly

Apparently Mike is a horrible, overprivileged, hateful, transphobic bigot. Why? He gave a review about a game that involves female masturbatory practices (probably safer not to ask) and mentioned that it made sense that vaginas were shown since…well, women have those. Little did he know that this biological fact is actually a form of verbal hatred towards trans women. Because sometimes men have vaginas, too.

You can see the whole thing unravel via these links, should you wish;
http://www.donotlink.com/dapx
http://www.donotlink.com/daq7
http://www.donotlink.com/d9yy

Along with a really awesome conversation being Mike and a MtF friend of his, and the resulting donation to The Trevor Project. While I still don’t think he had anything to apologize for, it’s good to see something come out of this debacle that actually helps people;
http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/06/19/twiiter-sucks-sometimes
http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/06/22/going-one-step-further

Some of you who know me might be thinking, “But Tarnished, you have gender dysphoria. Don’t you agree that Gabe was being an oppressive, patriarchal shitlord by claiming ladyparts are only on women?”

My answer to this would be no. No, I do not. Because he is actually correct. Unless we are talking about intersex people who were born with ambiguous genitals, the overwhelming majority of males have penises/testicles and the vast majority of women have clitori/vaginas. To admit this is not an act of hatred, bigotry, or transphobia. It’s indicative of your ability to realize our species, like many others, has two sexes with sexually dimorphic parts. This is not to say you must be satisfied or happy with the parts you were born with, or that you should be disallowed from using available technologies to alter your body to reflect the sex you identify with. But that’s why we have the word “sex” vs “gender”. One describes the physical reality of your body, the other describes your mental identification.

It’s entirely possible, though rare, to have a difference between one’s sex and gender, and that’s okay. I am a woman…I have a female body. Just because I don’t mentally identify with it or want it, doesn’t change this fact. I greatly appreciate it when the people I’m close to treat me as they would a man, but to say I am a man is wrong.

The issue with social justice warriors (SJWs) is they are angry at nature. They rage against scientific research that doesn’t conform to this idea that humanity (whether physically, mentally, or socially) is somehow infinitely malleable…that every person is simply a product of their environment or upbringing and nature has nothing to do with how they are. What this leads to is not an era of tolerance, but one of irresponsibility.

“It’s not my fault I’m an alcoholic, I saw my father drink all the time when I was younger!”
“I got rejected by my preferred college because I have a vagina, not because other applicants had better grades than me!”
“The wait staff at this restaurant are all racists, because they don’t give me the same level of politeness as other patrons. It’s because I’m ^some minority^, not because I treat them like subservient inferiors when I speak to them!”

When everyone/everything is to blame for the issues you face except for you, you’ve already given up any concept of responsibility for your actions. This is the danger that SJW “tolerance” creates. Because if everyone’s opinion is valid…no one’s will be.

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59 comments on “Yes Virgina, All Women Have Vaginas
  1. Interesting point that the sjw’s demanding everyone be so tolerant are so intolerant themselves! Ah the irony…

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  2. Tarnished says:

    It’s the height of hypocrisy, to be sure.

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  3. Tarnished says:

    It’s actually worth noting that the title of this post is not exactly true. Some women are born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, or MRKHS. They lack some or all of their internal reproductive organs, usually the uterus but also the vaginal canal in some cases. However, their external genitals (vaginal opening, clitoral hood/shaft, labia) typically look absolutely normal, so it’s not until after a gynecological exam do they know they were born as such.

    Knowing is half the battle!

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  4. Tarnished says:

    Reblogged this on Tarnished Sophia and commented:
    I have a new post up on Spawny’s Space about the issue of SJWs and (alleged) transphobia.
    Comments over there, please!

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  5. theasdgamer says:

    Ooh, ooh, ooh, can I have both a d1ck and a vaj? (So I’d get all the sexual attention that accompanies having a vaj and the strength and energy from having ballz.)

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  6. Tarnished says:

    Lol, if you had a penis, balls, and anus already, where would your vagina live? 😕

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  7. Tarnished says:

    Cill,

    I see what you did there. 😉

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  8. Cill says:

    Such a brilliantly succinct comment was not deserving of a Like, then? A quid quo pro? 😉

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  9. theasdgamer says:

    I’m sure something would open up in the general vicinity. DYSWIDT?

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  10. Tarnished says:

    Cill,
    Have all the “likes”!

    Asdgamer,
    Let me know how that works for you… 😛

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  11. Cill says:

    theasdgamer, if I had both I’d argue with myself as to who should be responsible for the contraception.
    And whether one of me should be allowed to masturbate when the other is having a fling.

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  12. @ tarn you are oppressing those poor sjw’s! 😉 discriminator! Discrimination!!! (Kidding, of course)

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  13. Yoda says:

    When everyone/everything is to blame for the issues you face except for you, you’ve already given up any concept of responsibility for your actions.

    True this is.
    Jedis do this not.

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  14. Yoda says:

    Successful the game was?
    Big market there is?

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  15. Yoda says:

    The issue with social justice warriors (SJWs) is they are angry at nature.

    Human nature they understand not.

    Or perhaps they do.
    But situations cynically exploit they do.

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  16. Yoda says:

    From Breitbart London this is,

    But it’s not just Brendan O’Neill who’s noticed the rise of the “Stepford Students”. His longtime opponent, the liberal columnist Nick Cohen has been warning about the very same thing. Chris Rock, also a liberal, recently revealed that he no longer performs comedy for student audiences, arguing that they were too “conservative” in the way they handled offensive content.

    His use of the word “conservative” is telling. For decades, it was social conservatives who put pressure on private institutions to censor material that offended them. Cinemas that screened Monty Python movies were boycotted, panics were stoked about the “satanism” of Dungeons & Dragons, and born-again Christians led campaigns against violent videogames.

    Today, however, it is progressives who are not just standing up for the right of private censorship, but also actively demand it. It is progressives, not Christian conservatives, who now lead campaigns against sex and violence in the media. And it was progressive students, not middle-aged moral crusaders, who banned a pop song on over 20 university campuses

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  17. caprizchka says:

    Men do not ever have vaginas in my view. Some transwomen have “artificial vaginas” created for them; but no, the plastic surgeons are not gods creating vaginas. They are “artificial” and “artistic” renderings of vaginas using tissue. Similarly, if you lose a body part in some unfortunate accident, you can have a replacement manufactured for you which will have many of the characteristics of the original, perhaps, but is not a “leg,” “eye,” “ear,” “hand,” etc., but an “artificial leg,” “artificial eye,”, “artificial ear,” “artificial hand.”

    Some women are born without vaginas however “artificial vaginas” can be built for them too.

    None of these artificial vaginas will ever have a baby coming out of them unless they are attached to artificial wombs which function accurately as wombs. I’m sure these things are coming down the pike because nothing feeds technology like narcissism.

    A vagina is not merely a sex organ but is also a waste (menstrual blood), lubricant, and baby exit. There is also a urethra at the opening which I presume is part of the artificial vagina package because that’s about all that can be imitated.

    Even as a sex organ–I have it on good authority–an artificial vagina “feels different” from the original equipment. It is different!

    I am dismayed at the new sense of transwomen being the same as women or transmen being the same as men. These statements aren’t true! I am offended that transwomen are obtaining rights as women while no word yet on how “privileged” are transmen (because it’s a decline in our feminist-centric society). No wonder that transwomen heavily outnumber transmen. It should tell the feminists something. Right?

    Why aren’t trans-persons happy being different or otherwise being acknowledged as different. Of course they are different. Similarly, a child prodigy is not an adult, a developmentally disabled adult is not a child, a black person doesn’t become white by bleaching, and a white person doesn’t become black by tanning.

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  18. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    After reading all this, I keep going back to a scene from Star Wars where Chewbacca has mounted C3PO’s head on backwards and they have to make a quick exit.
    “I’s so confused!” said C3PO.

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  19. Emma the Emo says:

    Not to go SJW on you, but alcoholism is considered a disease and it isn’t all their fault. There is a genetic component to it, and it’s hard to break out of. They have to either eventually die of it or stop drinking completely. Of course you can use any disease as an excuse to do something bad, but that’s another matter.

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  20. Emma the Emo says:

    More on topic.. Each time someone apologizes for offending unpredictable SJW sensibilities, I feel it’s a shame. It never really looks like saying sorry helps, as it reinforces the idea that every little offence is a big deal. Better to avoid caving in. Unfortunately, only people who are prepared can do this. The rest are normal people who feel unpleasantly surprised and kinda guilty, resulting in a half-hearted self-defence and then half-hearted apology.

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  21. Tarnished says:

    “None of these artificial vaginas will ever have a baby coming out of them unless they are attached to artificial wombs which function accurately as wombs. I’m sure these things are coming down the pike because nothing feeds technology like narcissism.”

    I don’t know if such advancements would be based off of narcissism, per se. Is it “narcissistic” to want to be able to give birth if you’re an infertile woman or experience female-type sex if you’re a transwoman? It doesn’t seem so to me, but others may have differing opinions. The fact that they are seriously experimenting with using stem cells to grow non-rejectable organ transplants for people makes me think we’ll see real “artificial” penises and uteri soon.

    Emma,
    Alcoholism *is* a disease/disorder with a potential genetic base, I’m not denyingthat at all. But it’s rarely a total surprise to anyone that they have it, and it’s absolutely possible to take preventative measures to ensure you don’t end up suffering from it. For example, there’s alcoholism on both sides of my family tree…most notably my father. Since I’m well aware of this, I do not keep any alcohol in my house other than 2 or 3 sample size bottles, I have never been drunk, and I only have 2-3 drinks a month typically with a very nice dinner. I know that I’m predisposed to this disorder so I consciously refuse to engage in behavior that might trigger it. Others could do this too, rather than just accepting their alcoholism as a given.

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  22. Yoda says:

    but alcoholism is considered a disease and it isn’t all their fault

    A cousin I had.
    An alcoholic he was.
    The disease label of all agency from him it did

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  23. Yoda says:

    The disease label robbed all agency from him it did

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  24. Yoda says:

    It never really looks like saying sorry helps

    Help it does.
    A “superiority tingle” it does stimulate.

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  25. Yoda says:

    I am dismayed at the new sense of transwomen being the same as women or transmen being the same as men.

    Relevant this might be,

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  26. caprizchka says:

    “Is it “narcissistic” to want to be able to give birth if you’re an infertile woman or experience female-type sex if you’re a transwoman?”

    In my view, in the first case, if one lives on a very sparsely populated island in danger of extinction of the human element then it would be non-narcissistic to feverishly entertain all possible avenues of reproduction. In a “global village” of 7.7 billion? Not so much.

    As for experiencing female-type sex as a transwoman, I would say that would be highly individual. If ironically she receives no pleasure beyond emotional for the experience then she’d be on par with a voluntary recipient of total female circumcision. Narcissistic? I don’t think so. Odd? Sure. My business? No.

    “It doesn’t seem so to me, but others may have differing opinions. The fact that they are seriously experimenting with using stem cells to grow non-rejectable organ transplants for people makes me think we’ll see real “artificial” penises and uteri soon.”

    Why bother with the artificial “real” uterus when you can stem cell an entire baby to order? And yes, that would be a narcissistic endeavor.

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  27. Tarnished says:

    I actually agree about the whole population thing. In my view, there’s enough orphans out there that if someone truly wanted children they should adopt. I know it’s what I would do if I ever did a 180 and decided to take responsibility for raising another human being. People say I’m incredibly insensitive to believe this though, so…

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  28. Tarnished says:

    Also, I’m more excited by the fact we’ll have organs for dying people without needing to wait for dead organ donors or growing them in pigs/baboons then slaughtering said creatures. Using your own stem cells leftover from your placenta to grow you a new kidney, lung, or pancreas is just so awesome and doesn’t need more death or pain to happen. 🙂

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  29. Yoda says:

    In my view, in the first case, if one lives on a very sparsely populated island in danger of extinction of the human element then it would be non-narcissistic to feverishly entertain all possible avenues of reproduction. In a “global village” of 7.7 billion? Not so much.

    A woman you are.
    Advantage you have.
    Desire to retain you do.

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  30. Cill says:

    Could you not do the same, Yoda? With the power of the Force?

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    Yes Virgina, All Women Have Vaginas

    Does Santa Claus have one?

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  32. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Farm Boy,
    I am fairly sure he doesn’t. Do we need to verify with Mrs. Claus?

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  33. Yoda says:

    A trans-women he might be.
    Inclusiveness demands this it does.

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  34. Emma the Emo says:

    I think it’s a false dichotomy to either say one’s at fault for being alcoholic, or one has no agency. How one deals with alcoholism is one’s responsibility, but that doesn’t mean one is at fault for having alcoholism in the first place. Not everyone has family members with the disease, and thus no warning signs.
    A non-drinking alcoholic is still an alcoholic. They stay away from the alcohol because they know they won’t be able to drink like normal people.

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  35. Emma the Emo says:

    Tarnished,

    I’ve also spoken with a real non-drinking alcoholic, and they said that if you had alcoholism coming, 2-3 drinks a month would likely trigger it. His advice to everyone is to never start, even if you don’t have alcoholic family members.

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  36. Tarnished says:

    Emma,
    I’ve never heard of such a small amount of alcohol triggering an addiction, but don’t doubt you know someone who’s said this. I wonder if it has more to do with why the drinks are being consumed in the first place? Every alcoholic I’ve known essentially began using it as a “self-medicator”. They had bad things going on in their life, and tried to use alcohol as a way to relieve the stress. Obviously this doesn’t do a damn bit of good, and just causes a spiral of dependency. By only having a single glass of wine with, say, a $80 dinner twice a month I’m not using it as anything except as a meal enhancer.

    I think this could be the difference.

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  37. Emma the Emo says:

    I don’t know, with me it was different. The alcoholics I have known did not start using it to “drown their sorrows”. They started drinking the same way most people do – socially. And while I don’t doubt some people turn alcoholic because they started self-medicating, I don’t know if this is a sufficient reason… I have known people who had ongoing problems and drank to solve them, but were capable of cutting down once it gets too much. I doubt they’d be able to, if they were alcoholic. They just never had a problem with stopping. But eh, it’s just one example and it isn’t meant to be proof. I’ve read that alcoholism is caused by a mixture of genetics and environment, with both of those things influencing each other. So it wouldn’t be surprising if a lot of alcoholics had family/social problems before the onset of alcoholism.

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  38. Tarnished says:

    It’s definitely something that needs more research done on it. For now, it’s enough to give sufferers the tools needed to overcome or prevent alcoholism in the first place.

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  39. Nit-pickin’ here: Alcoholism isn’t “genetic”. Predisposition to alcoholism IS. The gene that makes it more likely that you’ll become alcoholic can be expressed, or not, depending on myriad factors like physical and social environment, mental health and, um, proximity to alcohol. 🙂 Personally I’m not willing to embrace genetic determinism whole cloth. Having a gene for something that predisposes you to a trait or condition does not (contrary to popular opinion) GUARANTEE that you will develop it. People can have “the breast cancer gene” and never get breast cancer. People can have genes for blonde hair and have red hair. People can have “the gay gene” and not be gay. Does it make it more likely? To be sure. But I worry when people start talking about these matters like they’re preplanned in your chromosomes from the moment of conception, and your life will develop in a predictable, unerring, Calvinistic way.

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  40. sniffer says:

    I have been curious for many years what motivates women to shave their pubic hair. It is such a travesty in my humble opinion. Without the pubes the vagina loses so much of its visual aesthetics. Can anybody provide me with an accurate reason.

    I thank you in advance….

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  41. Tarnished says:

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but the reasons I do so are;

    1. Pleasure:
    No hair to get in the way during oral sex. It provides a closer experience with my lover’s tongue and lips, and isn’t all scratchy or irritating on his face (given that he has no facial hair himself).

    2. Cleanliness:
    Certainly not a must, but it’s easier to keep oneself clean during a menstrual cycle without hair in the immediate area, especially if you use pads/liners instead of tampons like I do. Blood gets hair all matted and stuck together, but smooth skin doesn’t present this problem. Even though it only lasts for 3 days, it’s still 3 days of annoyance if hair is allowed to grow and makes more of a mess during period sex.

    3. Aesthetics.
    Obviously a matter of preference, but my FwB and I both like the look of a smooth pussy to that of a tufted one. It’s more open and welcoming, not hidden behind a mound of curls. He also keeps his own pubes very short or uses hair removal creme like I do because I like the feel and look of him better that way.

    4. Convenience.
    I firmly believe in being knowledgeable about one’s body, and that includes knowing what it looks like. YouTube is full of videos featuring women who, for whatever reason, have never looked at their genitals. Strange, I know. But if there’s a lot of hair in the way, it’s more difficult to see yourself, even using a mirror.

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  42. Tarnished says:

    Dear Gods above…This is hopefully the most fake, pseudo-scientific, ridiculous shite I’ll see all day. What utter rot.

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  43. caprizchka says:

    @sniffer,

    I maintain it in however manner my primary partner prefers. It so happens, he prefers it bare whereas I prefer him au naturel. It would seem to me that maintaining one’s privates in the manner preferred by one’s partner is romantic.

    If you prefer hirsute or trimmed or whatever I suggest you make that known to the object of your desire.

    Another view: https://caprizchka.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/pube-walks-on-the-wild-side/

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  44. sniffer says:

    I appreciate the responses to the FURtive subject matter I brought up. I like this blog. I guess I’ll hang out here and enjoy the textual intercourse.

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  45. Tarnished says:

    Please do. 😉

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  46. sniffer says:

    Tarn:

    Did you change your blog to private?

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  47. Spawny Get says:

    Sniffer, there’s been some conversation behind the scenes about Tarn merging her efforts with this blog (no end date planned, though Tarn could clearly go her own way again). It’s a matter of her having enough free time over the coming months to do it justice. It might be that she will only have time to comment for a while (work promotion).

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  48. sniffer says:

    I hope she comes back. On her blog she voiced an opinion that I wanted to challenged her about. I’ve become more “tolerant” as time has passed regarding sexual issues and have learned much so far from her perspective. The one issue I don’t agree on is the promoting very young children to “explore” their gender identity. I wonder if that exploration could result in more confusion and more subsequent dysfunction in the long run.

    I’m not always a smart ass……..

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    Tarn is about, she just lacks time to write posts as often as she’d like.

    If you’re up for it why not email her a post on the subject, or write a comment here that can be converted to a post?

    BTW

    Sorry Gywnrth Paltrow but steaming your vagina is a bad idea

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  50. Tarnished says:

    Sniffer,
    If you comment on a post I’ve written here, it still shows up in my WordPress app as a notification. Go ahead and ask away. 🙂

    Spawny,
    Thanks for explaining the situation so eloquently. Not only do you have movie star good looks, but the articulation of a professional orator! 😉

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  51. Spawny Get says:

    Thanks Tarn. If forced I will admit to being close to human perfection, my only fault? overly modest…

    😉

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  52. Tarnished says:

    Truth! 😛 😉

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  53. Liz says:

    That’s pretty funny about Gweneth steam-cleaning her twat at 80 dollars a pop. The rich, they are different from you and me….

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  54. Tarnished says:

    Sniffer,

    I don’t know exactly what your question is, but I’d say that “encouraging” kids to explore their gender identity could be potentially harmful. Not only will it not actually change a person, but it may indeed cause confusion like you state. Boys will be boys 99% of the time, and girls will be girls 99% of the time…and even this is a skewed example, as male-to-female transpeople outnumber female-to-male ones at an estimated 3:1 ratio.

    However, I can honestly say that those of us with gender dysphoria *know* we are different, the same as we know water is wet and fire is hot. I’ve personally felt “out of place” since preschool (5 years old). It becomes much more pronounced and difficult to live with once puberty starts and sexual characteristics begin showing up (10 years old for me).

    Feminists will typically say that gender dysphoric/transpeople are perpetuating the belief that men and women are different mentally, which is obviously very against the supposed “blank slate” that they claim makes up one’s gender identity. But the fact is that the sexes *are* different, both physically and mentally. Not huge differences, mind you. We’re not separate species after all, and there’s always some overlap between the two. But to say that male-minded people are exactly the same as female-minded people is just incorrect.

    Children should neither be forced to question their gender identity or hide it. Leave them be for the first 7 years of life, and let the chips fall as they may. And if this still means that 99% of kids have no dissonance between their sex and gender…Well, there’s no problem with that to fix. Just don’t force the 1% to march to the same tune and we’ll be fine.

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  55. Cill says:

    Don’t foist gender or sex on children. Just don’t.

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  56. Tarnished says:

    Pretty much.
    Honestly, it shouldn’t be that difficult to *not*. At least, one would think.

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