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Whither the transgendered?

By johnboy - 16 March 2011 31

Simon Corbell has alerted the population that he’s asking the Law Reform Advisory Council to consider the plight of those trying to be a gender other than what they were born to.

“The ACT places a strong level of importance on the human rights of all community members, and this latest reference to the LRAC will investigate if there are any gaps in the legal rights of transexual and intersex people in the ACT,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Council’s inquiry will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the matter. A process for this consultation will be announced soon.”

Mr Corbell said the Government has worked closely with the Chair of the Law Reform Advisory Council, Associate Professor Simon Rice, to develop terms of reference that would result in a meaningful examination of the Territory’s laws relating to transgender and intersex people.

Simon promises that at some point there will be more information on this to be found at the JaCS website.

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Whither the transgendered?
Eby 6:31 pm 16 Mar 11

neanderthalsis said :

So when did hermaphrodites become “intersex people”? Is this just a term that the PC brigade invented to classify South African sprinters and Chinese swimmers?

I don’t believe the term ‘hermaphrodite’ was ever ‘ok’ with intersex people. It’s completely derogatory, and no better than saying nigger or poof.

Pommy bastard said :

What percentage of the ACT population is “trans-gendered”? (0.01%? 0.001%? 0.00001%?)

I know of at least one.

Spend that percentage of ACT Govy time and money on the matter.

It’s a human rights issue. And maybe there’s a reason you only know one. I know plenty in Canberra.

ainira 5:37 pm 16 Mar 11

neanderthalsis said :

beejay76 said :

Perhaps PC, but I think the point is that it’s more inclusive. Sex disorders are very, very complicated and there’s a whoooooole bunch of them that aren’t really covered by “hermaphrodite”. Hence “intersex”.

So does being a fat man with “moobs” make you intersex?

Um, how about someone born genetically male (XY) but has no boy bits, has partially developed girl bits, and looks like a girl? My understanding that sometimes this condition isn’t diagnosed until much later, such as after puberty.

Skidbladnir 5:25 pm 16 Mar 11

Skidbladnir said :

Sex does not equal gender.

Examples weren’t exhaustive, doesn’t cover unusual things like Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Kathoey, Hijra, etc.
But like I said, gender identity is viewed as a sociocultural phenomenon, but the law tends only to deal with sexual characteristics.

neanderthalsis 3:21 pm 16 Mar 11

beejay76 said :

Perhaps PC, but I think the point is that it’s more inclusive. Sex disorders are very, very complicated and there’s a whoooooole bunch of them that aren’t really covered by “hermaphrodite”. Hence “intersex”.

So does being a fat man with “moobs” make you intersex?

Chaz 2:54 pm 16 Mar 11

I’d like to grow wings and fly. Will Corbell help me out too?

beejay76 2:53 pm 16 Mar 11

neanderthalsis said :

So when did hermaphrodites become “intersex people”? Is this just a term that the PC brigade invented to classify South African sprinters and Chinese swimmers?

Perhaps PC, but I think the point is that it’s more inclusive. Sex disorders are very, very complicated and there’s a whoooooole bunch of them that aren’t really covered by “hermaphrodite”. Hence “intersex”.

Deref 2:42 pm 16 Mar 11

Good to see that at least someone in Labor’s doing something about human rights.

neanderthalsis 2:40 pm 16 Mar 11

So when did hermaphrodites become “intersex people”? Is this just a term that the PC brigade invented to classify South African sprinters and Chinese swimmers?

Pommy bastard 2:29 pm 16 Mar 11

What percentage of the ACT population is “trans-gendered”? (0.01%? 0.001%? 0.00001%?)

I know of at least one.

Spend that percentage of ACT Govy time and money on the matter.

Is Corbell short of work?

Diggety 2:28 pm 16 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Solidarity said :

If you’re born with boy bits you’re a boy, if you’re born with girl bits you’re a girl, why are we wasting time and money on this?

Right, so if you are born with impared vision you should always have it?

Bad example CSRI.

Skidbladnir 2:24 pm 16 Mar 11

Sex does not equal gender.

Sex = Biologically male or female (ie: chromosomes, boybits vs girlbits, hormonal profile, etc )
Gender = Sociological\Cultural masculine or feminine identity.

At least as far as the HREOC is concerned.

georgesgenitals 2:07 pm 16 Mar 11

Surely a birth certificate should simply state the gender at birth…

Solidarity 2:03 pm 16 Mar 11

You can’t “feel like” being blind, or vice versa.

colourful sydney rac 1:12 pm 16 Mar 11

Solidarity said :

If you’re born with boy bits you’re a boy, if you’re born with girl bits you’re a girl, why are we wasting time and money on this?

Right, so if you are born with impared vision you should always have it?

Solidarity 11:42 am 16 Mar 11

If you’re born with boy bits you’re a boy, if you’re born with girl bits you’re a girl, why are we wasting time and money on this?

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