A bit of sanity at last
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.
LGBT group disappointed at opposition to teaching trans issues in primary schools
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.
Couldn’t agree more, Grandad. Typical modus operandi of the hardcore believers. First they ask for acceptance and most people have no problem with that. Then they demand official recognition and then they come for the kids.
I see our Teashop Varadkar has come out in favour of this teaching. I like that fellow less and less each day. Normally I couldn’t give a shit about his sexual preferences but ……
The strongest opposition to transgender males I have encountered is from some feminists who argue that those who have transitioned are not women.
The IRFU got in trouble for saying that people who have transitioned from male to female could not play women’s rugby because they were physically still male.
Then there was the fuss over the [male] champion swimmer who”transitioned” and won every race in the female categories. Sport is now having to redefine gender which is a complete absurdity.
There is a young lady named Chloe Cole who was transitioned to a male at a very young age who now speaks against transitioning kids. She’s like 20 years old and has realized she is in fact a girl and is suing her doctors and parents. Look her up. It’s an interesting story.
Damn! I looked her up and she confirms every one of my fears. There should be a relatively high age limit for this lark and also a rigorous assessment by psychiatrists.
I could not agree more. What I find strangest of all is that they seem to almost always want to be with young children. I’m not sure I even want to think why.
You have to agree though that it’s a pretty drastic step to take just to gain access to kids?
My local council seem keen to push the trans agenda, probably because if they don’t, they will be seen to be against it.
They had an article on their web site a while ago that included links to helpful organisations, one of which was a charity called Mermaids. With a name like that, I had a look to see if mermaid had now become yet another recognised gender! It is a website that supposedly supports kids that are questioning their gender. Some of the examples on it are from very young kids!!
I’m with you Grandad, kids don’t have a sex, or a gender or anything remotely connected to procreation and adult relations. Let them play, climb trees, fish and do all the normal things. Abnormal, and all the other excrement that we older people have to put up with will come soon enough.
Being seen to be politically correct [and even worse, “woke”] is all important these days. I really get the sense that we have switched to Minority Rule?
Odd how our beloved governments support the adultilising of children and the infantilising of adults.
Time we told them where to go, with emphasis.
The problem is that the alternative either doesn’t exist or is even worse than the current mobs.
“…the world seems determined to turn them into adults far too soon.”
No. The world seems to be determined to teach them adult things far too soon but keep them infantilised far too long. My father left school and started working, pretty much the definition of being an adult, when he was 14. I left school and started working at 16 as did most of my contemporaries. Now it seems to be the norm for children to stay in education well into their 20s. No wonder we have to import skilled manual workers from Eastern Europe, you can’t expect a media studies graduate to get his/her hands dirty, can you?
“you can’t expect a media studies graduate to get his/her hands dirty, can you?”
No, but to be fair, they could end up as a manager at Starbucks.