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by KathyLauren
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justice Ginsburg Died
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Justice Ginsburg Died

Suspect no replacement until after election; thus another colossal factor for R folks & D folks to ponder. Given the new principle that the Republicans invented in 2016, appointing a replacement before the election would show a terrible lack of integrity. For that reason, it is likely to happen any...
by KathyLauren
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

IMO your focus has been nearly exclusively on advocating one viewpoint. And it seems to me that many of your statements have largely focused "on one side of the argument to the ... exclusion of the opposing side". It seems like your arguments really minimize one side and maximize the other. In the ...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

"a lot of unsubstantiated teeth-gnashing about the (unproven, possible) harm they may cause, and no consideration at all given to the harm of not taking them. "No consideration at all". At all? That's a gross exaggeration IMO and doesn't reflect what I read and hear. Then you haven't been following...
by KathyLauren
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Honestly, I do not see how my opinions on LGBT issues are radically right-wing, since they were relatively recently the mainstream of the Democratic Party. a. The Democratic party is right-wing by any objective (i.e. non-US) standards. b. This isn't about politics. c. You have proven yourself to be...
by KathyLauren
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Please tell me, are you a radical leftist on most issues or just when it comes to LGBT issues? Also, what is your opinion of LGBT conservatives? In addition to hormone blockers, underage trans children are also being given hormones for the sex to which they identify. Please forgive me if I am mista...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

I have actually looked into it and most of the studies I can see appear to have been conducted in the last decade. Certainly not in any number or over any great length of time to determine with certainty that they are risk free. I'd be interested to see the oldest study you can find for puberty blo...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

I'm not at all convinced that the doctors know about this stuff. Have there been any studies that look at the long term affects of having been given puberty blockers? Or the affects of having been given them only to reverse the decision? It's perfectly reasonable to postulate that there might be ri...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Reversible doesn't necessarily mean without harm. I don't see how we can say that pumping a child full of hormones to prevent its natural development is without risk. Hormones play a crucial role in our bodies and I don't know that artificially altering their balance before the body is fully develo...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Also if a child isn't in a position to choose whether they want to go through puberty as their biological sex would determine, how can they possibly be in a position to choose whether or not they take a life altering treatment to prevent puberty? If they lack the maturity to make one decision then ...
by KathyLauren
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Even if children are only given things like hormone blockers, doesn't that cause irreversible changes in the human body? Trans children are given puberty blockers to prevent irreversible changes to their bodies, in order to preserve their ability to make a choice when they are old enough to do so. ...
by KathyLauren
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

I believe we are talking in circles and this above response is bordering on absurdity. It shouldn't be considered inherently hateful to point out that the LGBT movement might be going too far, especially when it comes to underage children. I agree that this discussion is pointless. You are not argu...
by KathyLauren
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

While I agree that a boy shouldn't be punished for showing interest in traditionally "girly" things, neither should the parents encourage that boy to transition genders at such an early age. There has to be a healthy middle ground, if at all possible. Nice words. What does that mean? A middle groun...
by KathyLauren
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

As a small child, I enjoyed playing with Barbie dolls and watching the Little Mermaid because all of the other kids on my block were girls. And how did that work out for you? Did being allowed to be yourself cripple you for life? No? So where is the harm in allowing kids to explore behaviour that i...
by KathyLauren
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Have I expressed positions that are particularly right-wing? The positions I've expressed here on LGBT issues were once the mainstream of the Democratic Party, relatively recently. Stay on the issue here. Where are your facts? You are still avoiding facts, and pretending that you can claim to be a ...
by KathyLauren
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

Okay, I get it. You are just going to go around in circles with the same limited opinions , while avoiding all facts or evidence. Show me actual statistics indicating how many children are receiving gender transition therapy. Numbers. Not "I think there are some". Not "Abigail Shrier thinks there ar...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

I haven't seen anyone address the actual facts which she brings to the conversation. Is there an actual article or some other source which actually refutes the points she makes about trans youth and transition therapy? Since her opinion pieces are hidden behind a paywall, why don't you tell us what...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

A moderate approach would be great. All I am seeing from you is right-wing extremism. Rather than just attacking Abigail Shrier as a transphobic heretic, it would be better if leftists could refute the actual facts and statistics cited in her writings... What would you do if you had an underage chi...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

I am seeking a moderate approach to LGBT issues, rather than either left-wing or right-wing extremism on this sensitive issue. And yet your only contribution to the discussion is to quote a right-wing extremist. Where is your evidence that transition decisions are being taken lightly in large numbe...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

One person on a personal crusade, either writing opinion pieces or trying to sell her book. That's not exactly what I would call convincing evidence. You support her crusade because it aligns with your politics and preconceptions, that's all.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach
Replies: 80
Views: 4333

Re: LGBT Issues: A Moderate Approach

There was a recent story in the Wall Street Journal about teenage girls, I believe in the UK, receiving sex reassignment, even going so far as undergoing double mastectomies, and coming to regret it afterward. I followed up your lack of a link by searching the WSJ for this story. I can't read the s...