They sure could...and we already know those sources to be confirmed liars...Nicholas Sandman, a teenager, they slandered and lied about viciously, repeatedly. That's just the one example they all were called to task over.With all due respect, those links are self selected by you. And, also seem to be all from fox news? aka faux news in some circles
Is it any surprise they all show bad stuff by the "libs"?
Someone with an opposing viewpoint could grab some links about the crazy right wingers
While this is true, there is an exponential push going on right now, with an "in your face" attitude, without any respect for G!d; defund the police, disrespect the flag and the military, and in general just continue to trample the rights of anybody who dares to speak up about it.Also, back to the original thought of the thread...
The decline of morality...
I've been hearing about that my whole life.
Nothing it like the good old days. ("by golly in my day it wasn't like this")
Isn't that a perennial thing?
I agree the problem is complex, I have worked in the past 3 years in a clinic dealing with gender reassignment. I feel for someone so screwed up in their head they feel this is an acceptable way to adjust their life, but it is not my life to live. It is however my duty to assist in what way I can, and I did so as respectfully as I could...even though there were those that were less than forgiving regarding pronouns. If you have a male given name in the system and your name of the day is female, don't cop an attitude...change your name in the system, that is on you. Thankfully these were the minority, and pretty obviously had a monster size chip on their shoulder.These things are not, in my clinical experience, randomly decided by adults.
These things, that is, children being transgender, is a frightening journey that parents go on because their children are often suicidal and gender affirming care is the only thing that can help.
I don't know how much you know about transgenderism and what it is like for the individuals or the childhood experiences they have and the suicide rate.
I don't have the stats offhand, I could probably find them.
Thank goodness when I worked in that place that turned out to be mostly about transgender stuff, I didn't work with many kids at all.
I found the training around evaluations lacking, and certainly the tact and finesse in how to evaluate children not so good.
Still, sometimes it was terribly obvious that someone was not at all going to ever be at home in their body without gender affirming care.
I never wanted that to be my specialty at all, but I sure learned a lot.
Here, once againHe didn't get lynched for a false accusation of raping a white woman.
Should he have felt singled out in CRT discussion? Sure....we all should. Could there have been a better way to teach a bitter pill without affecting our sensibilities? Obviously! But that better way was ignored when I we were born and black kids could not drink water from our fountain (use the damn hose), go to our schools (don't deserve to use our books) and step of the sidewalk and avert your eyes...
Because in American politics, a driving force is the impassioned adamance of a faction that calls itself Christian and bible based.Anyway, you Americans can fight it out amongst yourselves. It's a pity this Christianity forum thread has veered so far into American politics, imo
Is there any mainstream news anymore, really?Try to tell me the mainstream news has no hell bent bias against conservatives...
I watched ABC news for decades, and PBS as well, until about 6-8 years ago when I saw a pronounced sharp left turn. There was always a lean, but this was so purposeful I could not watch after that.Is there any mainstream news anymore, really?
Maybe the major networks. I haven't watched their 6pm news in awhile, just a timing thing, either still working or dinner.
I thought of them as fairly centrist. Right wing and left wing will both get a gimlet eye from centrists. And not wrongly!
Damn! That's a hard one!Perhaps you can tell me....what is a "woman?" Can you define what a woman is?
I haven't watched evening news in quite awhile, due to schedule, so I don't know. A leftward slant might not bother me unless it was super radical.I watched ABC news for decades, and PBS as well, until about 6-8 years ago when I saw a pronounced sharp left turn. There was always a lean, but this was so purposeful I could not watch after that.
Fox has it's own slant, but not nearly as pronounced. So much anymore that is passed off as "news," particularly from the mainstream carriers, is thinly veiled opinion. And even the local Fox affiliate out of Orlando clearly kowtows to Disney (with DisneyWorld just down the street)...which incidentally owns Fox. Hmmm... I've even called Fox News "ABC light" online before, and my comment was promptly disappeared.
Growing up I remember in Sunday School being taught about "being in the world, but not of the world." It seems to me most Christians interpreted that as leaving politics alone, other than the occasional protest (like the hue and cry over naming a vehicle the Dodge Demon). The result is Christianity got steamrolled.Because in American politics, a driving force is the impassioned adamance of a faction that calls itself Christian and bible based.
Only their interpretation of Christianity and the bible is right, they alone have a "biblical worldview" nobody else need apply.
It is that kind of thinking that drives anyone who thinks even slightly differently away from Christianity. And even drives people away from God.
Christianity and God start to look bad.
This in particular perhaps needs its own thread (Are American Right Wing Christian hardliners driving non hardliners away from Christianity, God, and Religion, or something like that).
So then clearly you are not a feminist?Damn! That's a hard one!
You know what, for years people were only rarely asked to define women. People are used to it! With a definition off the tip of their tongue! Oh, once in a great while, in the not so distant past, a woman would be defined as "not a real woman" if she didn't bear children or didn't conform to some "feminine" standard or something. Men may have run into this kind of badgering more -- being defined as "not a real man" if they didn't conform to one exasperating expectation or another. (sexism cuts both ways)
Seriously, I think the immediate difficulty, when people seem to be unable to "define a women" lies not only in people not being used to being asked that, but also in people not wanting to seem like jerks for thoughtlessly defining a woman the old school way, as the adult of someone assigned female at birth, that is, a cisgender woman. Most people do think of women that way. But people are trying to be more sensitive to transgender and nonbinary people.
I am a cisgender woman. I don't march around thinking "wow, I'm a woman because of this that and the third" and I don't march around thinking "wow, I'm a cisgender woman, a particular subset of women" or anything remotely like that (actually in my own head I've always since childhood thought of myself as "the girl" if and when I think of myself in the third person and that didn't change with adulthood)
It used to be super straightforward, if you were identified as a female at birth, you were a girl, and grew to be a woman.
But some people, and apparently an increasing number, of people are desperately miserable in their own bodies because their "assigned" gender and the way their bodies appear do not match what their brain is telling them. They usually experience this severe gender dysphoria in early childhood. It used to be thought of as a rare individual here or there, but it isn't rare anymore.
When people are hesitant to use the old school "definition" of women, is they are also defending or at least respecting, or at least being open minded about, the idea that transgender women are women too. But the definitions have slipped as the categories have been challenged.
Also, people "assigned" female at birth but who do not identify as women but still choose to give birth, are distressed at being called women.
So people are cautious in multiple ways about using the definition of female reproductive capacities (after all, what about sterile or post menopausal cisgender women?)
It can be confusing! Yes! For some reason it makes some people really mad! And some people NOT mad!
I have worked with transgender people in counseling settings. I feel like I developed some intuition about it. Which is good, because the training was poor and concrete definitions were equivocated on. Would it be easier if they (the mental health and medical system that is) handled gender transitions like they used to? Maybe.
Fox is the only "mainstream" alternate source...to Disney's credit, unless of course there is ulterior motive even to that...I haven't watched evening news in quite awhile, due to schedule, so I don't know. A leftward slant might not bother me unless it was super radical.
Fox has ALWAYS had its "own: "rightward" slant, which is heavily and extremely pronounced and has been for decades.
I guess it's a matter of perspective?
Easy. The end result of everything you wrote is that Title IX and all other Women's Rights since Susan B Anthony are rendered moot, null and void...meaningless.That's an interesting conclusion.
How did you arrive that that assessment?
How do you define feminism?
What do you think makes someone a feminist?