How Are You Celebrating Transgendered Day of Remembrance on 11-20-18

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image89
    RJ Schwartzposted 5 years ago

    Tomorrow is a big day in the transgendered community; from some accounts it's actually larger than Pride or Coming Out Day.  It's a day to memorialize those transgendered people who were murdered because of their lifestyle choices.

    If you've never heard of Rita Hester or this event, here is an article to fill in the blanks. … ta-hester/

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image89
      RJ Schwartzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm personally not interested, but wanted to see what the reaction on HP would be.  As expected, I was correct.  Not a single Liberal stepped up to share their celebration plans (because to them the whole nonsense of trans-anything is just another way to divide people and pit Democrats against Republicans)

      Everyone with an iota of common sense knows that there are women and there are men and anyone else is one or the other with a mental disorder

      1. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I know right, the very same way when they fought for women rights. Damn those politicians dividing people on issues that do not matter. All those mentally disabled women who wanted to vote and those people who supported them.

        This is why people need to study history in schools, lest it repeats itself.

        Do you celebrate the fact that women can vote? You better. Because if you don't and you are for equal rights, you're a liberal.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Ill celebrate by accepting biology as fact, and that there are exactly two genders.

    1. lobobrandon profile image87
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nope. There are two sexes: Male and Female. Even this is not always the case. There are quite a few records of people being born with a mix of the genitalia.

      Gender is more on the sense of what sex one identifies by. Also, this is all in line with Biological studies: (just an intro, more info can be found on further research).

      Some definitions:

      the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones).
      "traditional concepts of gender"
      synonyms:    sex
      "variables included age, income, and gender"


      (in languages such as Latin, Greek, Russian, and German) each of the classes (typically masculine, feminine, common, neuter) of nouns and pronouns distinguished by the different inflections that they have and require in words syntactically associated with them. Grammatical gender is only very loosely associated with natural distinctions of sex.

      Thanks for the write-up and share Ralph, didn't know about this case. It's not as widely known as the Matthew Shepherd case.

    2. Aime F profile image70
      Aime Fposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      People still really don’t understand the difference between sex and gender, eh?

      1. wilderness profile image93
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Give them a break.  For centuries "gender" referred to the sex of a person.  It could be determined by the presence of a Y chromosome or the presence of physical genitalia.

        Now we expect them to not only know, but understand a new meaning for an old term.

        1. Aime F profile image70
          Aime Fposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          ...but it’s not really that new. Are the people who didn’t know the difference centuries ago still alive and struggling to adapt?

          1. wilderness profile image93
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Of course it is.  As little as 5 or 10 years ago the only people that used gender for anything but sex were that tiny handful that felt the two didn't match for them.  The point is that centuries, or even decades, ago there WAS no difference.  The two were interchangeable as far as the sex of a person was concerned.


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