I consider myself to be a reasonably liberal sort of bloke.
I treat people as I find them. In general I’m not bothered by the colour of their skin or their lifestyle choices and in particular their sexual preferences. I know a couple of men who prefer men. That’s fine by me. In fact I have a nephew who has a male husband and I get on extremely well with both of them. They are certainly not going to try to “convert” me, nor I them. I am absolutely fine with it.
I watched the Tommy Tiernan Show over the weekend. The format of the live show is that Tommy interviews three guests, but has no prior knowledge of who his guests are before they walk on set.
One of his guests on Saturday was “Ireland’s first transgender person”. Now I confess this made me very uncomfortable. The guest had long blond hair, quite a bit of makeup, a trouser suit and very high heels. In other words, a female at first glance. However the face and body shape were masculine and the voice was distinctly baritone. In other words, a male at first glance. This paradox left me in a position of not knowing how to reference the guest in conversation and I ended up using a double “he-she” and “him-her” as there was a conflict between what I saw and what I knew. I would feel very uncomfortable in the presence of such a person.
Having said that, if someone wants to mutilate their body then that’s their business
I read an item today.
Now this is an area where I do have strong feelings. Some may say those feelings are rather illiberal but that’s the way it is. I do not agree with LGBTQWERTY being thrown at kids in primary school. Kids have a hard enough time as it is remaining kids as the world seems determined to turn them into adults far too soon.
As the article says – “teaching primary children what it means to be transgender “would require to teach something about which there is neither a scientific nor social consensus to highly impressionable young children”.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.
The LGBTQWERTY crowd don’t seem to realise that they are a very small minority of the population. The vast majority of people are quite happy with their gender and in a lot of cases it’s the LGBTQWERTY mob who just cause confusion, particularly with children. By all means mention the existence gender identity if there is a lesson on sex in secondary school, when the kids have reached puberty, as if they aren’t confused enough by the world they are growing into.
.I would also suggest that kids wait until they are at least 21 before they make any decisions.
A mutilation cannot be reversed.