Canada, WTF. www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27904621. The new pronoun "XE" is pronounced "me" some schools in Vancouver are reported to he doing awa Canada WTF www bbc com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-27904621 The new pronoun "XE" is pronounced "me" some schools in Vancouver are reported to he doing awa
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The new pronoun "XE" is pronounced "me"
some schools in Vancouver are reported to he doing away with
the pronouns "he" and "she" for their transgender
pupils in favour of a new word, "XE".
The school board in the Canadian city has approved a new policy which
allows pupils to be referred to as "IE, mm and mo’ instead of "he or she",
him or her", and "his or hers". ‘We' re standing up tor lode and making
our schools safer and more inclusive," board member Mine Lombardi told
the Vancouver sun. Another change will allow children to choose to use
any toilet facilities they prefer, including a mandatory unisex option.
Opponents of the policy shouted "dictator" and "liar" at school trustees
when it was passed after only a brief debate at a rowdy public meeting
which had to be guarded by police. Parents who question the changes
argue that aren' t qualified to understand identify issues and
that as some of them can' t even use the toilet yet, much less decide
which washroom to do it in, National Post commentator Kelly
McFarland said.
After another meeting in May, an angry parent told the can that
parents, psychologists and medical experts were not being listened to.
This is not meaningful conversation. This is politics of derision, it' s getting
people upset and angry," said Cheryl Chang.
Suggesting a possible alternative to m (pronounced "tee"), National
Post' s Kelly McFarland wrote: "The British long ago began using the term
one' - as in 'one does wish tor a glass of water" to get around this
problem, but it' s wowed as a bit cold and snooty, and therefore
undesirable."
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #3 - platinumaltaria
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(06/19/2014) [-]
Please tell me more about how separating trans-people from cis-people is in any way beneficial to our society. Explain to me how someone who identifies as female is any different than someone who was "chosen" to be female...
User avatar #16 to #3 - shinigamigod
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(06/20/2014) [-]
I don't treat transgendered people any differently than anyone else. But, the difference is the ability to have bear children and having a second X chromosome. I personally care very little about the 'political correctiveness' craze people seem to have in order to spare feelings, so I go by biology, because science is indifferent to emotions and perspective, you're either XX or XY, as for those of extremely rare cases or XXY, they're outliers and nothing more.
User avatar #17 to #16 - platinumaltaria
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Actually, there are various intersex categories that people can fall into, and just because it's a relatively rare occurrence doesn't mean anything...
Don't cite biology as a source for this argument, it makes you sound a bit arrogant which you are most likely not.
User avatar #23 to #17 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
I cite the sciences for my reasoning's far more than I ever will with social sciences or emotions. Personal feelings are a hindrance to logical thinking, and thus is best avoided, which is why I avoid all this transgender/cisgender ******** the politically correctiveness obsessed like to spew out, simply take the dominate features and be done with it. There is no need to group people in multiple categories. But alas, people are emotional things which take offence too easily, thinking it then gives them the right to whine.
User avatar #24 to #23 - platinumaltaria
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So which of your boxes do I fit in. Gender ambiguous, identify more closely to female, biosex male...
User avatar #25 to #24 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Do you have a Y chromosome? Do you provide the seed or the egg? If you have a Y chromosome and provide the seed, you're a male, if you provide the egg and have no Y chromosome, you're female. it is very simple when you use cold hard facts and address it without emotional preference.
User avatar #26 to #25 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Well I'm fairly confident that my body is male, as for my mind...
User avatar #27 to #26 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Your mind is irrelevant. The point that is important to determine whether you are male or female is your biology and nothing more. You can say you identify as something else as much as you wish, but your DNA cannot and at the end of the day, that is what matters.
User avatar #28 to #27 - platinumaltaria
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But what is the point in a biological sex identity?
User avatar #29 to #28 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
There are medical reasons (Illnesses in which males/females are more likely to get simply due to being that sex) and the future of the human race through procreation.
I ask you, what is the point in identifying as your non biological sex identity? Preferably without using emotions or personal feelings as an answer.
User avatar #30 to #29 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Well, the mind is only a collection of personal feelings and emotions, so I can't exclude them...
User avatar #31 to #30 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Really? I have managed to do so quite well with my reasoning. The mind is far more than a collection or personal feelings and emotions, they are merely a part of its driving force.
User avatar #32 to #31 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
The mind is a collection of experiences and memories, which in turn are assessed by the brain to make decisions. Thought occurs by examining this information...
User avatar #33 to #32 - shinigamigod
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Yes, but I am talking about how you use this information. We are all capable of making decisions outside of our feelings without a second thought. There are people whom are pragmatists, whom do not allow personal feelings to impact on their decision making. Sociopaths who simply lack the ability to do so. Even those with Autism and Aspergers who (depending on their level of severity of the condition) also lack the emotional and personal reasoning behind their actions.
User avatar #34 to #33 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Excellent point... I guess my opinions are spurred by my desire to break down the gender binary...
User avatar #35 to #34 - shinigamigod
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Thus why when a scientific answer is available, I accept it.
You either produce the seed or the egg. No emotional or personal feelings, cold hard facts. No judgements, no criticisms just how it is.
User avatar #36 to #35 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
"The Seed": What is this? American Sex-ed?
User avatar #37 to #36 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Its 2am
User avatar #38 to #37 - platinumaltaria
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Indeed, and it shall be 2am for another hour...
User avatar #39 to #38 - shinigamigod
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(06/21/2014) [-]
My point is I'm sleepy and thus my language lowers to a more clear direction rather than being more fluid.
User avatar #40 to #39 - platinumaltaria
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Ah, ok.
User avatar #2 - flemsdfer
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(06/19/2014) [-]
Referring to someone as "one" is undesirable. Oh yeah, that's a horrible option to call someone, LET'S PUT LETTERS TOGETHER AND PRONOUNCE IT LIKE A TRAIN WRECK INSTEAD!
#1 - woodoo
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(06/19/2014) [-]
I started doing this a while back, but i pronounced it properly, whenever people called me out on it, I'd say they where racist assholes for ignoring my proud Spanish heritage. When they pointed out that i am Aryan and my family has lived in Sweden for the last 700 years, i call them cisgendered scum for not accepting me for who i am rather than what i look like.
#4 - sinery
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(06/19/2014) [-]
Here in Sweden we already got that stupid ****.
Hen. (Han/Hon)
User avatar #5 to #4 - teranin [OP]
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(06/19/2014) [-]
You're in SJW Hell right now. www.whyileftsweden.com/

Canada is becoming you.
#6 to #5 - sinery
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MFW Stockholm is ****, just like every other capital city in the world.
MFW I've seen 1 homeless guy during my 19 years here in my small city.
MFW family supports immigration.
MFW they're too brainwashed by media to think it's good.
MFW I get paid to get a higher education.
MFW my internet is fast and cheap.
MFW you read "MFW" every time.
#13 to #6 - youxbarstard
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(06/20/2014) [-]
You cheeky little nugget you got me good.
And how fast are we talking?
User avatar #18 to #13 - sinery
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(06/20/2014) [-]
100 MB/s.
#19 to #18 - youxbarstard
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For how much?

In New Zealand we have to pay $129 a month to get that speed.
User avatar #20 to #19 - sinery
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Like 300 sek per month and then it includes TV.
#21 to #20 - youxbarstard
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(06/21/2014) [-]
If that's the swedish krona then it ends up being $51.35 the **** mate.
#22 to #21 - sinery
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(06/21/2014) [-]
Seems reasonable.
Seems reasonable.
#41 to #22 - youxbarstard
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For us it provides internet and landline based phone usage, TV is a one off cost of buying the digital decoder.
Now even though I don't watch TV I still find it to be at least a small amount of ******** that we pay more than double.
I would bitch and complain more but then it's fast internet that nearly brings a tear to my eye every time I use it.
#15 - mckinkymcormic
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(06/20/2014) [-]
why is this a school issue, and not something for higher powers, such as a provincial school board or something? (you have them, right?)
User avatar #12 - narutardg
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(06/20/2014) [-]
finally, canadians can say "Z" with purpose without seeming like an asshole
User avatar #14 to #12 - mckinkymcormic
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(06/20/2014) [-]
*like the rest of the world
#11 - withstrangeraeons
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Not only this, we also have a law school in Canada that says right in its code of conduct that it won't accept gay applicants or faculty. Then when the law society in my province and others said they wouldn't accept graduates from that school, the school sued them for discrimination.

Canada has crazy **** too.
User avatar #7 - insertsfunnyname
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(06/20/2014) [-]
I don't see an issue here.
User avatar #8 to #7 - insertsfunnyname
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(06/20/2014) [-]
Wait, just read 6 year old...

This would work for teenagers though.
User avatar #9 to #8 - insertsfunnyname
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(06/20/2014) [-]
Well, then again there have been cases of children choosing it this young. I suppose a unisex toilet wouldn't do any harm at that age either...

hm...
User avatar #10 to #9 - insertsfunnyname
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I suppose the intentions were good, the toilet thing at least. Though it's easy to get around gender based pronouns as it mentions. One or they would work fine.