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    Default There's Too Much Intolerance in this Country

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/y...210130922.html

    Basic run-down of the story: 7 year old boy who looks like a girl, plays with girl toys, and act like a girl (most likely because he is transgendered), wants to join the girl scouts. However he can't because technically speaking he's biologically male and the troop leader wouldn't allow that. It's unfortunate, but makes one think that exceptions should be made for transgendered kids in these situations, and that tolerance should be considered a virture.

    Not for the conservitards however. The mass of the comment section of this article is sickning, predjudice, ignorant, and downright idiotic:

    Originally posted by Yahoo Commenters
    In the rush to be politically correct and protect this little boy's "civil rights," has anyone considered how uncomfortable the addition of a boy will make the girls in the troop feel? I guess that doesn't matter.
    Good grief...seriously??? Boys can like dolls and girls can like football, but that DOESN'T make them transgendered! Girl scouts is for girls and boy scouts is for boys, and this little boy is simply too young to understand differently without the guidance of an adult with a little common sense. Our world is falling apart under the adult supervision of complete morons!
    Are there no boundaries left in society?
    Good Lord, my kid thought he was a dog when he was 2. Should we have let him move out to the dog house out back?
    What a JOKE this country is becoming and all do to being politically correct.... No common sense!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why can't parents be parents and just say NO! Since when does a 7 year old decide that they don't like that answer and want to get their way anyway-Be a parent, not a friend and activist-Tell your kid no and that's IT. This world is getting impossible to live in.
    Oh, for crying out loud! It's the GIRL Scouts. Girl Scouts, as in not Boy Scouts. This mom needs to shut up and tell her boy that life isn't always going to work out like you want it to... This is one of many more disappointments life is going to throw his way.
    How does a 7 year old know he wants to be a girl?
    I fear that liberalism and progress may soon die from the idiocy of the massess.

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    I only read about this yesterday but I think the Nationals are working with people to include transkids. It was the local rep who said no, because she didn't want to get in trouble with the nat'l board (since I assume she could be fired if she doesn't follow whatever rules were established).

    (Basic policy I operate from: Legitimate transkids living in their identifying gender should be considered a member of that gender in terms of what they can participate in.)

    Note the quote in the article you linked here:
    We placed a call to Rachelle Trujillo, vice president of communications at Girl Scouts of Colorado, for further clarification. She replied with this statement: "Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization, and we accept all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child lives life as a girl and the family brings the child to us to participate in Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her. Girl Scouts of Colorado respects the privacy of all girls and families we work with. When a family requests membership for their daughter, we do not require proof of gender, we respect the decisions of families."
    So... there ya go.

    As far as the Yahoo comments, I've been involved in discussions on other forums on transkid matters, and people with little/no experience going by their "common sense" can sometimes see the whole thing as ludicrous or confuse it with the natural working out of identity that EVERY kid goes through. They don't really realize how early a clinically identified transchild presents in life, or how pervasive the identification with the other gender is, or how disruptive it can be to healthy development.... as a similar case, it's like people assuming that clinically depressed people are just "sad" and need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and put on the happy. No, it's like a completely different animal. It's not about a little girl wanting to play sports with the boys her age or a boy wanting to play with dolls, it's far more intense and extreme and severe.

    And that's on legitimate forum discussion threads; the news media "comment" sections are like the sewage floating in the cesspool in the back molars of decaying pond scum, and I typically don't even bother to read them, they just piss me off without any possibility of meaningful discussion.
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    People in Germany are equally stupid. If you had an article like that here, you'd see the same comments.

    Basic equation is always:

    people = stupid

    limes (people goes against zero) of stupidity / people = infinity

    what means that even if you'd kill all people the last one to survive would still show a considerable amount of stupidity (present company excluded ofc)
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    Cannot agree with the title. Most people in every country on the whole world are terribly intolerant, no matter what they claim to be.

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    You know when you have to look really, really, really hard to find intolerence and its a really, really, really "unique" story that you find, well....

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    I wouldn't blame ignorance on conservative people. Plenty of liberals are ignorant too. The comments just sound like older people or dumb people, or uneducated people.
    Anytime I read "Yahoo comments", I am astounded.
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    About the Yahoo comment aspect: the comments you have there are not even close to how totally idiotic that section gets. There is still part of me that is optimistic and thinks that nearly all of those people are perfecting their art of trolling. I would have to triple facepalm at the country and perhaps at humanity if a significant amount of people actually thought like those commenters (again those comments are much more moderate and mild than the usual ones, I'm talking more of the ones who sound like they can't speak and make everything into a race/partisan issue).

    It's really hard to get a true sense of how widespread these issues are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaLuminosity View Post
    About the Yahoo comment aspect: the comments you have there are not even close to how totally idiotic that section gets. There is still part of me that is optimistic and thinks that nearly all of those people are perfecting their art of trolling. I would have to triple facepalm at the country and perhaps at humanity if a significant amount of people actually thought like those commenters (again those comments are much more moderate and mild than the usual ones, I'm talking more of the ones who sound like they can't speak and make everything into a race/partisan issue).

    It's really hard to get a true sense of how widespread these issues are.
    True. I think of it as an intensive trolling environment. I don't believe many of the comments are the truth.
    I think I've paid attention to them maybe two or three times, and just wrote them off as insanity lol......
    Although I Know some people really are that way.... so I think the comments can be representative of certain people, mainly of the older, uneducated, or dumb variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    So... there ya go.
    Let's hope that Girl Scout troop doesn't have any reason to bathe together on a camping trip. One girl, in particular, might have a bit of a problem explaining her teenie peenie to the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Idealist View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/y...210130922.html

    Basic run-down of the story: 7 year old boy who looks like a girl, plays with girl toys, and act like a girl (most likely because he is transgendered), wants to join the girl scouts. However he can't because technically speaking he's biologically male and the troop leader wouldn't allow that. It's unfortunate, but makes one think that exceptions should be made for transgendered kids in these situations, and that tolerance should be considered a virture.

    Not for the conservitards however. The mass of the comment section of this article is sickning, predjudice, ignorant, and downright idiotic
    I fear that liberalism and progress may soon die from the idiocy of the massess.
    I played used to dress up, play with girls, have tea parties and sing when I was younger 5-10 years old (still do a lot of that stuff hahaha). this kid is probably just some sort of NFP or maybe ISFP.
    if there is probability of him being transgendered, I would suggest the mother take him to a specialist of some kind and determine whether he is or not and then learn as much as they can about it and how to deal with the challenges he will face down the road. honestly though, if he can't get some sort of official documentation saying he's transgendered, it makes sense that they wouldn't let him into the girl scouts.
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