I'm not sure I follow. Is the logic that my claim necessitates more lying because people lied about not being transgender in the past (or as I would put it, were unaware or in the closet)? The fact of it being more widely low-status in the past explains that in my explanation as well as yours. Furthermore, if that is what you mean, then do you not also think that the higher amount of openly gay people these days is similar?

or as I would put it, were unaware or (..)

So basically what your saying is that it is possible for a man to "really" be a woman even though not only all the physical/biological evidence points that way, but he isn't even aware of it? This raises even more questions whether you definition of "really a woman" corresponds to anything in reality.

The fact of it being more widely low-status in the past explains that in my explanation as well as yours.

So you agree that the claim that my explanation "necessitates a lot of people ly... (read more)

Stupid Questions July 2015

by Gondolinian 1 min read1st Jul 2015123 comments

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