henry quirk wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:21 pm
That's been (part of) my
position from the start, which you'd know if you could stop preening and parading for five friggin' minutes.
I know it's part of your position - the sarcasm went over your head. That's why I am raking you over the coals. Your observe-and-point-demeaning-fingers" is precisely why your position is harmful.
Do you think labelling people or behaviour as "insane" has different effects/consequences to labelling the same people/behaviour as "sane"; or perhaps - even not labelling them at all?
Do you think drawing the distinction and attention to a particular group's "insanity" has any harmful side-effects to that particular group at social scale?
Do you think labeling that group as insane contributes to "othering" them from society?
There exists a choice:
* A society in which trannies are people, accepted as normal part of every day life - nobody bats an eyelid. It's such normal part of existence that we wouldn't even be having this discussion.
* A society in which trannies are insane, nutjobs who don't get to decide how to gender themselves. It's so outrageous for trannies to demand a new gender that we start 10+ threads on Philosophy forums to debate the issue.
It is clear which choice is better for the trannies and which choice is the harmful to them.
You are making the harmful one.