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Why do democrats think that men can switch to female? Gender means something and is not just a social construct

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Democrats are not worried about what other grown up adults choose to call themselves.

We have our own lives.

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Sex =\ gender.

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One is biological and one is a social construct. Just because you use a different definition doesn’t make you correct.

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OP - I’m not going to attack you for these views, but hear me out if you’re genuinely interested. FYI - talking to you as a right-leaning moderate.

I’ve struggled with my gender identity my entire life. Literally, as a kid (around age 4) was drawing myself as the opposite gender, only wanted to play with toys that were stereotypically geared at opposite gender, and refused to wear any clothing that was for my gender. Stuck to unisex or the opposite. This type of behavior is some of my earliest memories. I had a normal upbringing, no abuse, two parent home, etc.

In addition to the behavioral stuff noted above, I also have a few biological traits that more resemble the opposite gender. Including a digit ratio that is more commonly held by the opposite gender. All of this leads me to believe I was exposed to hormones in the womb that literally affected my brain chemistry/hormone levels as compared to standard person of my sex, despite not fully changing my biological sex.

The point I’m getting at - is this is an actual condition for a lot of people. Yeah, sure there are some crazy leftists who want to change their gender like their underwear and make you memorize 77 genders - but for a lot of us, we just want a practical way to exist in society without compromising who we are as individuals.

I think at end of day we need to figure out what we want the “man” and “woman” to mean. Seems like more right-leaning folks want it to go based on your sex, and more left-leaning folks want to go based on how you present, which indicates how you wish to be treated in society. E.g. “I may not be a natural born man, but I wish to be respected as if I were, hence I present that way and that’s how I want you to refer to me.”

I hope you can appreciate that this is ultimately a lot of semantics at the end of the day. This is all just categories and determining how to define somebody when they don’t fix the box - do we go off their sex or their presentation? Society has basically chosen to go off presentation.

I can’t change my sex. I know and accept this. But I do choose to present in society the way that’s most reflective of who I know myself to be. I hope this helps some. It’s a tricky issue that’s unfortunately been politicized which is sad because it’s ultimately caused by a condition that I have no control over.

But I hope you can appreciate that I believe the individual trumps all in life and that they should be able to exist freely without labels or generalizations because of some group they belong in. Conservatives are generally supportive of this notion, except when it comes to gender oddly enough.

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I don't think being a Democrat or Republican strongly classifies or defines what you think as. People can be fluid. Now extrapolate this.

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Is this real?

Are people this ignorant about modern science, about gender vs sex, and about chromosomes?

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I used to think like you, op.  I was actually just as hardened in my thinking. But then I talked to some people who explained it to me and I realized I was completely wrong and, in fact, being an asshole for even thinking that way. You may want to educate yourself rather than do battle over it. Hopefully you’ll find that you are wrong, just as I did.

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Seriously dude, why? Why do you care? Why is this an issue to you? Why are you making this political? I have so many why questions.

Just let people be themselves.

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This is a good scenario that can be resolved by a simple principle:

Mind your own f*ck*ng business.

Don't believe in transitioning genders? Then don't go through the operation, nobody will force you. Also make sure you mind your own f*ck*ng business and don't force your view on gender on anyone else.

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Yeah, it’s not a “switch.” Stop thinking of it like that. It’s someone letting the rest of the world know who they already are and always have been.

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And? Some people are ambidextrous. Some people have multiple personalities. Doesn’t change that they were mostly likely born this way.

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The way I see it God created Adam and Eve. He didn’t create Adam and Steve

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I'm an atheist. I believe in traditional gender roles. But that this is America, and your or my opinions are irrelevant and should have no impact to how someone else lives his life. Everyone should have the right to pursue happiness in the way that he sees fit, regardless of whether someone else agrees with it or not.

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I think people who ponder this so much have a lot of unanswered questions themselves.

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That doesn't define what it means to be a Democrat

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You're insinuating that is how all democrats feel, which isn't true

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We live and let live and don’t big brother other people’s lives like conservatives do.

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Does race = skin color, Kearney OP?

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OP, are you against gay marriage? What about different races marrying? Genuinely curious.

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