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(Huffington Post)   Fraternity raises funds to help pay for transgender brother's breast removal. Historians suggest this is the first recorded case of fraternity brothers acting in favor of fewer boobs   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 261
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2013-02-27 07:26:19 PM  
One wonders how he/she got the brothers support?
 
2013-02-27 08:44:22 PM  
Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.
 
2013-02-27 08:44:49 PM  
In this case it would be lesser, not fewer.
 
2013-02-27 09:01:04 PM  
This is really beautiful! God, I love Boston!
 
2013-02-27 09:18:02 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.


It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.
 
2013-02-27 09:21:28 PM  

vartian: Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.

It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.


What is it then?

My trans-species surgery isn't realized yet. Perhaps some of my prankish frat brothers will raise the money.

Kind of like this:
naijamayor.com

or this:
www.ripleysnewyork.com

but with some sort of cosmetic surgery fur transplanted all over me. It would be awesome.
 
2013-02-27 09:31:04 PM  
There must have been something horrific in the past to actual encourage mammary loss.
 
2013-02-27 09:51:16 PM  

vartian: Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.

It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.


I reject your reality, and substitute my own.
 
2013-02-27 09:52:46 PM  
Because People in power are Stupid:

My trans-species surgery isn't realized yet. Perhaps some of my prankish frat brothers will raise the money.

but with some sort of cosmetic surgery fur transplanted all over me. It would be awesome.

If you were born an italian women, you wouldnt have a need for the surgery.
 
2013-02-27 09:53:23 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.


You are entitled to your opinion. The world is entitled to progress beyond it, and it is very rapidly. May your days of shaking your angry fist at the inevitable future remain bright.
 
2013-02-27 09:53:35 PM  
Frats are already full of boobs.
 
2013-02-27 09:53:58 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
/DRTFA
 
2013-02-27 09:54:12 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: There must have been something horrific in the past to actual encourage mammary loss.


No, not really. We just figured out who we TRULY were and that the parts we have weren't really needed.

After reading this story I realized that they haven't dusted in my office at work in a LONG time, lol!


/FTM transgender
//not getting the chest removed just yet
 
2013-02-27 09:55:18 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: vartian: Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.

It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.

What is it then?

My trans-species surgery isn't realized yet. Perhaps some of my prankish frat brothers will raise the money.

Kind of like this:
[naijamayor.com image 682x1000]

or this:
[www.ripleysnewyork.com image 300x400]

but with some sort of cosmetic surgery fur transplanted all over me. It would be awesome.


Gender is a social construct.  Species is not.
 
2013-02-27 09:55:53 PM  
Donnie Collins, a sophomore studying visual and media arts in Boston, Mass., rushed PAT

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 09:58:54 PM  

austerity101: Because People in power are Stupid: vartian: Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.

It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.

What is it then?

My trans-species surgery isn't realized yet. Perhaps some of my prankish frat brothers will raise the money.

Kind of like this:
[naijamayor.com image 682x1000]

or this:
[www.ripleysnewyork.com image 300x400]

but with some sort of cosmetic surgery fur transplanted all over me. It would be awesome.

Gender is a social construct.  Species is not.



I'm sorry, but that's just wrong.  Gender is a natural construct.  Transgender is a social construct.
 
2013-02-27 10:00:18 PM  

fusillade762: Donnie Collins, a sophomore studying visual and media arts in Boston, Mass., rushed PAT

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 308x320]


Oh shiat, nice catch.
 
2013-02-27 10:00:39 PM  
Not an octagon.  Just a confused triangle with lots of extra corners and sides.
 
2013-02-27 10:02:01 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: but with some sort of cosmetic surgery fur transplanted all over me. It would be awesome.


That guy committed suicide
 
2013-02-27 10:03:02 PM  

vartian: It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.


Actually, that's kinda how I feel about the transgendered person's supporters biatching about what pronoun is used. It's adorable to watch but really doesn't matter a whole helluva lot to me.
 
2013-02-27 10:04:01 PM  

pnome: I'm sorry, but that's just wrong.  Gender is a natural construct.  Transgender is a social construct.


Gender is a social construct of what constitutes "masculine" and "feminine". Sex is your physical parts. A scholar you ain't.
 
2013-02-27 10:04:16 PM  

pnome: I'm sorry, but that's just wrong.  Gender is a natural construct.  Transgender is a social construct.


Sexmight be a natural construct (though even that's a stretch). Gender definitely is social.
 
2013-02-27 10:04:30 PM  
That's a man, baby.
 
2013-02-27 10:04:34 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: There must have been something horrific in the past to actual encourage mammary loss.


In the past?  Like, way back in utero?
 
2013-02-27 10:05:32 PM  
I can't say I support self-mutilation in order to better cope with farked up brain chemistry, but being an asshole to somebody who is trying to be comfortable in his/her own skin is just a shiatty thing to do.

my cousin is currently going FTM. I don't support the decision, but it doesn't change the fact that I love my cousin.
 
2013-02-27 10:05:38 PM  
jonny_q: Ok, define the difference between "biatching" about being called "He" instead of "She" and merely asking. Please, enlighten me. and tell me something: How many Transgendered folks have you met in REAL LIFE. Go ahead, I'm waiting.
 
2013-02-27 10:05:38 PM  
so he got creative in raising funds for his operation. good for him for thinking outside the box.
 
2013-02-27 10:06:44 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.


f o a d
 
2013-02-27 10:07:20 PM  
Worst hell week EVER!!!
 
2013-02-27 10:07:27 PM  
Where will they put it
 
2013-02-27 10:08:25 PM  

pnome: austerity101:  Gender is a natural construct.  Transgender is a social construct.


Transgender is as much a social construct as gender is.
 
2013-02-27 10:08:32 PM  

vartian: Because People in power are Stupid: Not a man. Just a confused female with a lot of plastic surgery.

It's adorable watching you people stand on chairs and scream about what you think reality is.


My dolphin transpecies operation is coming up soon. In my reality , I'll soon be gracefully slicing through the ocean!
 
2013-02-27 10:08:33 PM  
They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts, typically they were thought to be boys until they hit puberty and started growing breasts, or in the ultra rare case of someone born with both a penis and a vagina. I guess these days anyone who simply thinks they would be happier as the opposite sex can call themselves transgendered.
 
2013-02-27 10:09:17 PM  

ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts,


That's transexual.
 
2013-02-27 10:09:51 PM  

clipperbox: so he got creative in raising funds for his operation. good for him for thinking outside the box.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-02-27 10:11:46 PM  

ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts, typically they were thought to be boys until they hit puberty and started growing breasts, or in the ultra rare case of someone born with both a penis and a vagina. I guess these days anyone who simply thinks they would be happier as the opposite sex can call themselves transgendered.


I wasn't around for that time, however it makes more sense that as the first world has become more progressive, the definitions of these words would change over time. You could hardly expect people back in more bigoted days to have an accurate representation of the spectrum of sexualities and genders at a time when it was much more likely to be shunned and disapproved of for revealing that information. I know you yearn for the good old days where you could beat a queer in the backyard with a switch and send him on his way, but I'm afraid it's a relic of the past. Well, becoming so anyway. Obviously some geographic areas still have a long way to go.
 
2013-02-27 10:11:56 PM  
Is it being prepared to do the right thing? Whatever the cost? Isn't that that makes a man?
 
2013-02-27 10:11:58 PM  
They're just doing this so they can date rape her after the operation.
 
2013-02-27 10:12:04 PM  
'We saw your boobs!"

'We saw your boobs!"
 
2013-02-27 10:13:46 PM  

Equilibrist: One wonders how he/she got the brothers support?


Maybe they liked him?  *shrug*
 
2013-02-27 10:14:28 PM  

FizixJunkee: ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts,

That's transexual.


No, that's hermaphroditic.
Which is actually more common that most people realize.
 
2013-02-27 10:15:04 PM  
And now this story is bouncing around the Internet as the media attempts to milk it for all it's worth.
 
2013-02-27 10:15:50 PM  

FizixJunkee: Transgender is as much a social construct as gender is.


No, I'm pretty sure gender is defined by some fairly specific hardware.  At least it is on just about every other species of animal on Earth.
 
2013-02-27 10:17:39 PM  

ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts, typically they were thought to be boys until they hit puberty and started growing breasts, or in the ultra rare case of someone born with both a penis and a vagina. I guess these days anyone who simply thinks they would be happier as the opposite sex can call themselves transgendered.


They should be ashamed of using the word in a way you don't approve.
 
2013-02-27 10:18:15 PM  

FizixJunkee: ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts,

That's transexual.


No, transsexual is someone who has had sex reassignment surgery.
 
2013-02-27 10:18:31 PM  

GoldSpider: No, I'm pretty sure gender is defined by some fairly specific hardware.


The medical professionals who actually spend their lives studying these things have defined it otherwise, but I'm sure they'll take your flippant attempt to delegitimize a minority under consideration at their next gathering.
 
2013-02-27 10:19:38 PM  
ReapTheChaos:No, transsexual is someone who has had sex reassignment surgery.

It includes people who have had sex reassignment surgery, but is not limited to them.  Please take 2 minutes to do some googling before you reply again, I beg of you.
 
2013-02-27 10:20:24 PM  

jaytkay: ReapTheChaos: They sure have watered down the definition of transgendered in the last 10-15 years or so.  Used to be it meant someone who was actually born with both male and female parts, typically they were thought to be boys until they hit puberty and started growing breasts, or in the ultra rare case of someone born with both a penis and a vagina. I guess these days anyone who simply thinks they would be happier as the opposite sex can call themselves transgendered.

They should be ashamed of using the word in a way you don't approve.


Never said I didn't approve, I said the word has changed in definition considerably in a rather short time.
 
2013-02-27 10:21:52 PM  
It doesn't personally affect me one way or another if someone gets surgery to take on the appearance of another gender.

But I still think it's a silly, expensive game of dress-up, and self-delusion.

I'm still not gonna go beat up a transgendered person.
 
2013-02-27 10:23:19 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Never said I didn't approve, I said the word has changed in definition considerably in a rather short time.


We heard what you said.  You can go look up the history of the word and then come back here (or else keep posting from a position of ignorance and leave everyone else wondering if you're trolling or just daft).
 
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