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2012-10-03 05:39:39 AM
Who? The doctors?
 
2012-10-03 05:45:16 AM
I don't particularly like how they use the gender-neutral pronoun 'it' to refer to Kiri. Kiri may not be classifiable as a he or a she, but certainly Kiri must be considered something other than the dechimpizing term 'it'.
 
2012-10-03 05:46:55 AM
Your ape wants therapy and adoption rights.
 
2012-10-03 05:54:09 AM
That's just plain bananas.

/sorry
 
2012-10-03 06:05:44 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I don't particularly like how they use the gender-neutral pronoun 'it' to refer to Kiri. Kiri may not be classifiable as a he or a she, but certainly Kiri must be considered something other than the dechimpizing term 'it'.


I don't think it notices or minds : )
 
2012-10-03 06:10:56 AM

Candygram for Mongo: That's just plain bananas.

/sorry


B-A-N-A-N-A-S?
 
2012-10-03 06:12:51 AM
AverageAmericanGuy:
I don't particularly like how they use the gender-neutral pronoun 'it' to refer to Kiri. Kiri may not be classifiable as a he or a she, but certainly Kiri must be considered something other than the dechimpizing term 'it'.

For serious, as much as I think chimps are bloodthirsty monsters who are best avoided at all costs... they are great apes and therefore practically human. Certainly they're sentient beings. So there ARE biomedical ethics issues at play here. Why operate to "reassign" the chimp's sex, unless being intersexed is unhealthy or distressing for the animal?
 
2012-10-03 06:14:37 AM

No Such Agency: AverageAmericanGuy:
I don't particularly like how they use the gender-neutral pronoun 'it' to refer to Kiri. Kiri may not be classifiable as a he or a she, but certainly Kiri must be considered something other than the dechimpizing term 'it'.

For serious, as much as I think chimps are bloodthirsty monsters who are best avoided at all costs... they are great apes and therefore practically human. Certainly they're sentient beings. So there ARE biomedical ethics issues at play here. Why operate to "reassign" the chimp's sex, unless being intersexed is unhealthy or distressing for the animal?


What a great ape may look like

www.zaporacle.com
 
2012-10-03 06:16:35 AM
Did the chimp get to have any say in what gender the surgery assigned it to be? If it didn't, that's a violation of its apian rights!
 
2012-10-03 06:19:33 AM
Ultra Fark: Lady GaGa
 
2012-10-03 06:41:25 AM
It didn't mention any health issues related to hermaphrodism, so the doctors should be reluctant to do anything.
What exactly would it accomplish? The chimp can now play football without stares in the locker room?
 
2012-10-03 06:45:56 AM
Kiri is another fine example that animals and mankind is not just black & white, male & female. All sorts of deviations on the standards exist - and have for as long as we've been about - yet there are people who deny anything but straight-up vanilla male/female exists. Farking morans.

/you work it, Kiri
 
2012-10-03 06:57:04 AM
 
2012-10-03 07:01:21 AM
"Hey guys, we made up classifications for things that generally work. This thing doesn't fit into those classifications. Rather than expanding our classifications, let's just take a knife to it."
 
2012-10-03 08:08:41 AM

Dracolich: "Hey guys, we made up classifications for things that generally work. This thing doesn't fit into those classifications. Rather than expanding our classifications, let's just take a knife to it."


Yeah, really. Unless we've got these farkers reading and writing and it has signed a consent form, we really should just let the little farker be.
 
2012-10-03 08:20:34 AM
We used our vaginal scope and her female private parts looked blind.

What, can you ladies usually see from yours?!
 
2012-10-03 08:28:42 AM
Say what?!?

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-10-03 09:05:14 AM
Sex assignment is what subby did to graduate high school. The proper term is gender reassignment.
 
2012-10-03 12:28:43 PM

AbbeySomeone: Sex assignment is what subby did to graduate high school. The proper term is gender reassignment.


Reassignment is changing one gender to another. Being a hermaphrodite, the chimp is both. Sex assignment would pick one or the other. Subby is correct.
 
2012-10-03 12:52:37 PM
It's amusing the number of Lady Gaga pictures that show up in a GIS when you lookup the word hermaphrodite.
 
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