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Re: Gender?

Post by Alexander941 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:47 pm

I tend to disagree.
There are differences between the male and the female brain:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscien ... ifferences" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Gender?

Post by OlegTheBatty » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:53 pm

Alexander941 wrote:I tend to disagree.
There are differences between the male and the female brain:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscien ... ifferences" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I didn't say there were no differences. You will note that one of the listed causes of differences in your link is socialization.

When I said that there are no differences between naturally gendered persons and transgender of the same ilk, I mean in terms of human interactions. At a physiological level, there are detectable differences. Hormones especially.
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Re: Gender?

Post by Thatsalottafish » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:08 am

I would stay with her, but I don't know if my answer counts, because I am bisexual and don't care about what gender someone is born with.

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Re: Gender?

Post by Austin Harper » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:29 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:Is there even such thing as a 'male brain' or a 'female brain'?
Extract DNA from a brain cell. If the DNA has XY chromosomes it is male. If it has XX chromosomes it is female. If it has XXY (etc) then we're back in a grey area.
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Re: Gender?

Post by scrmbldggs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:37 pm

I'd say we're in grey matter. :-P
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Re: Gender?

Post by ladyflash » Sat May 10, 2014 9:56 pm

If my partner told me he was once a woman, I would do a runner.

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Post by Gord » Wed May 14, 2014 12:22 pm

ladyflash wrote:If my partner told me he was once a woman, I would do a runner.
You would have sex with a shoe? :befuddled:
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Re: Gender?

Post by OlegTheBatty » Wed May 14, 2014 12:59 pm

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ladyflash wrote:If my partner told me he was once a woman, I would do a runner.
You would have sex with a shoe? :befuddled:
Why not? Haven't you heard a woman say she likes pumps?
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Re: Gender?

Post by fromthehills » Sun May 18, 2014 1:49 pm

If I were transgender, I think the best option would be to be honest from the beginning. There's no sense in hiding the fact. If someone wasn't going to accept me for everything I am, then there's no reason to pursue the relationship.

If my partner was transgender, and didn't tell me until years into it, (hypothetically it isn't obvious), then I'd most likely have a far worse problem with the dishonesty than the actual equipment swap.

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Re: Gender?

Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon May 19, 2014 12:08 am

fromthehills wrote:If my partner was transgender, and didn't tell me until years into it, then I'd most likely have a far worse problem with the dishonesty than the actual equipment swap.
Yes. It would suggest you would also need to get new glasses.
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Re: Gender?

Post by Austin Harper » Mon May 19, 2014 5:47 pm

Have you guys seen The Crying Game? It stars Jaye Davidson (Ra from Stargate) as a Dil, the transgender girlfriend of Jody (Forest Whitaker), a man he kidnaps as part of an IRA attack. It's a confusing premise but a very good movie.

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Re: Gender?

Post by Matthew Ellard » Tue May 20, 2014 2:16 am

Austin Harper wrote:Have you guys seen The Crying Game?
The Crying Game is an excellent film.

You posted photos of the boy/girl actor. His look was used to great effect in Stargate. However we must acknowledge Star Trek's director for first thinking of this trick. These alien blokes at the end of the first Star Trek pilot "The Cage" were all acted by women to make them look "alien". There were some very smart people who worked on Star Trek with a tiny budget.