> What really p*sses me off is people who have such
> idle time in their lives, such leisure and lack of
> need to work on things like survival, that they can
> sit around and agonize about what gender they want
> to be today.
yeah, sucks, doesn't it? all that sitting around on our asses all day, posting on message boards instead of running away from the wooly mammoths..
> but *forcing* the entire world to accept their current choice.
_forcing_ to accept? dude, do you understand the meaning of "accept"? no one is dragging you onto the operating table here! This isn't like the king changing religion, so all the peasants have to change religion too. "Forcing to accept" means "don't be an arse to people on the basis of gender".
Lucky that you don't have such strong urges that contradict the dominant religious views.
> forcing society to "accept" whatever they choose-that's a dictatorship.
> People dressing in greasepaint, juggling and riding around in
> tiny cars, being offended and passing judgement on people who
> laugh at clowns as "bigots" and making new protectionist laws?
I don't know. We'll have to evaluate that one when it comes up. We let women vote, ridiculous as that seemed, and that seems to have turned out ok. Oh, and blacks are people now.
people have been confusing "gender" and "sex" since commenting began (even Trish), so here is the definition:
gender -> social, personal identification with a role, etc.. fuzzy.
sex -> biological, as fuzzy as that gets.