Now I've Seen It All

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  1. danmc_82

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    I'm nearly 53 but I feel like I'm in my 20s.
    If everyone having the "Right" to challenge practically everything (will be in the future) then I'm knocking 30 years off my age.
     
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    I'm nearly 20 but I feel 56
     
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    I identify as 85, I want my pension. Backdated.
     
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    If people can identify as different genders or races, why the hell not identify as being younger? I'm unsure there's a great difference really, it's all telling people something that's a personal opinion or feeling about yourself, rather than a scientific fact. Imo of course.
     
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    If you think that is bad, Scotland has become the first country in the world to add teaching pupils about gay rights in. Given that so many kids up here leave school barely able to read and write and count to 4, this will be an absolute bonus in their education.
     
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    He was born in the year 1949. That is a scientific fact. There is no surgery, make up or time machine for him to alter this scientific fact.
     
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    Can I identify as a giant dildo? Please say yes :lease:
     
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    I'm known as a bit of a knob!:blush:
     
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    There's no surgery required for a person to be gender fluid either ;) I'm not against any of it, each to their own, but if a person can be a man one day and a woman the next, then why can't a person lie about their age?
     
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    How can you say you were born in 1969 when you were born in 1949? He wants to have his birth certificate OFFICIALLY changed to say he was born in 1969.
    His DOB isn't based on opinion, it is a fact. He was born in the same year that NATO were formed. He was not born in the same year as the moon landing. He was born in 1949.
     
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    Why can't he? I can be called 'Mrs' if I want to. Or I can be gender 'X' if I want. If that's allowed, then he can be 20 years younger if he wants to :)
     
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    In order to be 49, his DOB needs to be 1969. It is not.
    It is not an 'alternative fact'. It is a fact.
     
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    First of all let be state that I think most of these 'identify as' are barking.

    However, play Devil's Advocate.

    1) You could argue that someone is born a particular gender and nothing can really change that. But a male can say that he feels like a female (and I'm not disputing that) and can now identify as and be treated as a female - but that doesn't make him female. Likewise, this guy is saying that he doesn't feel like a 69 year old, he feels like a 49 year so why can't he be treated like a 49 year old.

    2) People age differently. If you look at the photo of this guy you'd never guess he was 69 - you'd say early 50s I suspect. If he is fit and healthy too (and he claims he is) then he most likely behaves more like a 49 yo than a 69 yo. And yet if you asked people to judge him unseen based on his age, most deliberately or unconsciously will form a picture of an old decrepit guy.

    So I do get his point, even if I am growing really tired of this 'identify as' guff.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    I'd like to feel that way..need more cod liver oil!
     
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    He can tell people he feels 49 yo as much as he likes. I don't agree with being able to change his DOB on his birth certificate from 1969 to 1949, as that is false information. The day he was born was in 1949, and not 1969.

    Playing devil's advocate a bit further re: how old someone feels/what age they identify their age as, this lends false credibility to that oft used paedophile excuse of 'the child acted/looked much older than their age...'

    If I committed a serious crime, could I identify myself as a 15 year old and thus be tried as a minor?

    Fact is he was born in 1949, and changing this on his birth certificate is false information.
     
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    This story is just great:

    CARPAY: 16 Vancouver women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia

     
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    So if you allow this guy to change his DOB legally to disguise his age, does that open the floodgates for 11 year olds to change their age to 21, and legally buy alcohol, tobacco and knives, leave compulsory education, vote, drive, get their car insurance cheaper etc. etc?

    So much of society is age-dependent it would be a minefield.
     
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    I don’t disagree with you, I never suggested that changing DoB was acceptable, just that I sympathise with what he is feeling.

    What he is experiencing is age-discrimination which isn’t really taken seriously.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    #foreverthirtynine :D
     
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    Where is he being discriminated? Because he's not allowed to change his DOB or because no one on the dating app wants to date an old ****** like him?
     
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    Let him change his DOB and make him work for an extra 20 years until he claims pension.
    He will soon change it back again when he is in his (natural) 80's.
     
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    I'm going to identify as a woman every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. That's when I go to the gym so will be able to use the women's changing rooms.

    Joking aside... this is a situation that, potentially, IS going to become a reality very soon (not with me I might add...:cool:).

    Someone who is a man IS going to say they identify as a woman and IS going to demand to use women's facilities... or vice versa.

    So what will the organisation in question do? Let him use the women's changing rooms, thus alienating the women. Or, tell 'him' he can't use the women's facilities and be accused of discrimination?

    I suppose you could have a 'gender fluid' changing room?
     
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    So basically they are saying both these pictures are of Karen White, 52, who is transitioning. And the authorities fall for this...
    Karen 1.jpg Karen 2.jpg
     
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    He can change his age if he changes his name to Rolf Harris. Seems a fair trade
     
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    Seems this was all it took to convince them?
     
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    People magically change their gender overnight these days so why not your age? No need to draw a line.
     
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    I do not see what the problem is as the ladies have been telling porkies about their real age for millennia.
     

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