JUST ONE MORE RIDICULOUS AND DISGUSTING EXAMPLE OF AOL'S OVERREACHING AND ABUSIVE USE OF "COMMUNITY GUIDELINES"!
THERE'S NOT A SINGLE DEMEANING OR OFFENSIVE COMMENT IN THIS ENTIRE POST... AND IT'S ABSOLUTELY ON POINT, AND IT CONTRIBUTES POSITIVELY TO THE CONVERSATION!
YET YOU REJECTED IT!
WHAT THE H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKY-STICKS IS WRONG WITH YOU...!!!...???
THE MOST FRUSTRATING THING ABOUT THIS IS...
IT'S EASILY FIXABLE...!!!
SO FIX IT...!!!
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Replied toDAVID 52m ago
I appreciate that you believe people are not "anti-trans”, Dave
However, given all the negative, demeaning, and often downright vile comments posted regarding trans people… I’d say that there are more than just a few who are not merely “anti-trans”… they’re anti-trans people!
And while it may sound very reasonable and responsible for someone to say they’re against “pushing [trans surgeries] onto the children”… I’d challenge you to provide even one example of that happening! Not to say that has NEVER happened... but extremely rarely!
Generally, the medical community agrees that if hormone therapies are recommended, that they begin prior to puberty to be most effective if chosen for the long term... because if started later, they may not result in as successful a transition… while stopping them will reverse the process with no apparent ill effects.
However, that same strategy does not apply to surgeries! Which no one is recommending until much later into adulthood.
As far as “just leave the kids alone”…
It’s virtually always the children who bring up the issue in one way or another! And I’d say that it’s up to parents to respond to that with just as much compassion, concern, and responsibility as they would to any other issue!
Doing so does not mean they’re “pushing it onto the children”… it simply means they want what’s best for their child… whether others recognize and agree with it… or not!