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Transgender People Are Harassed and Assaulted in Public Bathrooms, Survey Says

There are 11 comments on the Free Republic story from Jul 13, 2013, titled Transgender People Are Harassed and Assaulted in Public Bathrooms, Survey Says. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Relieving yourself outside the comfort of your own bathroom will give even the overly confident some understandable anxiety.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Jul 13, 2013
There is nothing surprising about this article except the source! Congradulations to "Free Republic"
For a well written and non judgmental piece. We should always do so well.
Regards, Terri
Anna

Acworth, GA

#2 Jul 13, 2013
TerryE wrote:
There is nothing surprising about this article except the source! Congradulations to "Free Republic"
For a well written and non judgmental piece. We should always do so well.
Regards, Terri
dont give them to much credit Terry, the article is from
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013/06/s...

the commenters at FR will easily judge it!

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#3 Jul 13, 2013
I see your point! However, It seems that printed the article without any comments, That I saw anyway. Did I miss anything?
Regards, Terri
Anna wrote:
<quoted text>dont give them to much credit Terry, the article is from
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013/06/s...
the commenters at FR will easily judge it!

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#4 Jul 13, 2013
OopZ I just read the comments! WOW Such hatred!
Regards, Terri

“Peace”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#5 Jul 13, 2013
TerryE wrote:
OopZ I just read the comments! WOW Such hatred!
Regards, Terri
I always like this one
" It’s a shame the medical profession has decided to reinforce delusions instead of helping these sick people to find a productive way of dealing with their problems."

They dismiss the medical profession on this matter but when it comes to themselves, or a loved one with a medical problem, they want the latest medical advances they can find to solve their problem.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#6 Jul 14, 2013
Hi Anna, That "Theory" dismisses more than just the doctors! I believe that it is an inborn condition, much like hair or eye color. These people ignore these evidence of birth changes in everything. They don't know what a bell shaped curve is or what it denotes. They have no respect for our (or the doctor's) observations. All they know is there own opinions. And that is reinforced by their limited biblical knowledge which is wrong for Christians. But they know it all!
Regards, Terri
Annaleigh wrote:
<quoted text>I always like this one
" It’s a shame the medical profession has decided to reinforce delusions instead of helping these sick people to find a productive way of dealing with their problems."
They dismiss the medical profession on this matter but when it comes to themselves, or a loved one with a medical problem, they want the latest medical advances they can find to solve their problem.

“Peace”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#7 Jul 14, 2013
TerryE wrote:
Hi Anna, That "Theory" dismisses more than just the doctors! I believe that it is an inborn condition, much like hair or eye color. These people ignore these evidence of birth changes in everything. They don't know what a bell shaped curve is or what it denotes. They have no respect for our (or the doctor's) observations. All they know is there own opinions. And that is reinforced by their limited biblical knowledge which is wrong for Christians. But they know it all!
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
Hi Terry,
“Hi Anna, That "Theory" dismisses more than just the doctors! I believe that it is an inborn condition, much like hair or eye color.”

Interesting, till now I just dismissed it as ignorance,:ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness.

There are those who do learn and overcome their ignorance in different subject matters but then there are those that don’t, almost as if incapable of.
Perhaps some people are born that way. The difference being, of course, that trans people are aware of their condition and do something about it, while the bigots are unaware of their conditions ...

Here are some interesting thoughts and pieces I have come across..

1790 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. If he were deliberately to act against it, he would condemn himself. Yet it can happen that moral conscience remains in ignorance and makes erroneous judgments about acts to be performed or already committed.
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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
Aldous Huxley,
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“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
Harlan Ellison
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“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”
? Jay M. Bylsma
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People who are truly ignorant are not aware of their ignorance - not being aware that one does not know is a defining quality of ignorance.
Ignorance is more than just the absence of knowledge, even though a lack of knowledge is often part of the condition. It is the negative opposite of wisdom: the absence of qualities associated with wisdom. Ignorance also implies a lack of compassion, and as such it constitutes a self-centered attitude and its subsequent destructive approach to life.
Ignorance is the source of most suffering, yet it is "curable". It is a state of mind anyone - even the wise - can fall prey to, but it is a condition anyone can be liberated from - even those who seem to be inextricably enmeshed in it.

“Peace”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#8 Jul 14, 2013
"I believe that it is an inborn condition, much like hair or eye color."

I just reread your comment and thought you were talking about ignorant people being born that way!

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#9 Jul 15, 2013
No, I rarely comment on a poster's mental state. No one enjoys being being told that they are ignorant, even those who are. They have a lifelong emotional investment in maintaining what they think is status quo. This is not a bad thing, People need stability in their lives. Too much upheaval is bad for your health. We tend to think that those who handle these physical and societal changes well are the strong ones. It is nothing more than bending before the winds of forced changes, often before those winds even blow their way. This is hard to for some to take.
Regards, Terri
Annaleigh wrote:
"I believe that it is an inborn condition, much like hair or eye color."
I just reread your comment and thought you were talking about ignorant people being born that way!

“Peace”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#10 Jul 15, 2013
TerryE wrote:
No, I rarely comment on a poster's mental state. No one enjoys being being told that they are ignorant, even those who are. They have a lifelong emotional investment in maintaining what they think is status quo. This is not a bad thing, People need stability in their lives. Too much upheaval is bad for your health. We tend to think that those who handle these physical and societal changes well are the strong ones. It is nothing more than bending before the winds of forced changes, often before those winds even blow their way. This is hard to for some to take.
Regards, Terri
<quoted text>
I remember a friend explaining change within humans like this.
We are raised in a family and community that forums our opinions and has we grow in age, we surround ourselves with others who think like ourselves. Our best of friends are usually closest in how we think and act. All of this reinforces how we ourselves think and believe.

We have our lake of friends, out of the lake comes many rivers and streams. As time goes by, the rivers and streams etch deeper and deeper into the earth till, in time, canyons are formed. Once the canyons are formed, it is nearly impossible for the path to change. Sometimes though, a natural event might occur that floods the river and changes parts of its path or creates news streams which later become new rivers themselves.
Our brain and how we think and believe is much like this. Often after an uncontrollable event happens in our life’s, we develop new tributaries of thought.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#11 Jul 15, 2013
Hi Anna! I would agree with your friend to a point. The trouble is that he(she) makes a negative characteristic out of this. It is a human characteristic! That's the way we are! Needless to say, we're effecting many changes in life and society (Maybe too many, too fast!)And it's taking it's toll in stress related health problems. We're all on the raw edge. Maybe we should slow it down a little.
Regards, Terri
Annaleigh wrote:
<quoted text>
I remember a friend explaining change within humans like this.
We are raised in a family and community that forums our opinions and has we grow in age, we surround ourselves with others who think like ourselves. Our best of friends are usually closest in how we think and act. All of this reinforces how we ourselves think and believe.
We have our lake of friends, out of the lake comes many rivers and streams. As time goes by, the rivers and streams etch deeper and deeper into the earth till, in time, canyons are formed. Once the canyons are formed, it is nearly impossible for the path to change. Sometimes though, a natural event might occur that floods the river and changes parts of its path or creates news streams which later become new rivers themselves.
Our brain and how we think and believe is much like this. Often after an uncontrollable event happens in our life’s, we develop new tributaries of thought.

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