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a simple letter to the editor

A reader of the delawareonline newspaper writes a simple letter to the editor admonishing another letter writer who fretted about children being exposed to transgender children in the school locker room:

"A letter writer in Friday's paper is upset over regulations for transgender children using locker rooms and the trauma it presents to cisgendered children.

May I suggest she speak to her children on the issue? Her children may surprise her and may even educate her.

A transgender child is the gender of the locker room and the bathroom they are in. Most people understand this. Perhaps if the letter writer would take the time to do some research instead of relying on prejudices, she would understand as well.

Education is key to understanding complex issues.

Children are not born hating others. Hate is taught by words, actions or deeds.

A child's mind is open to learning. An adult's closed mind is not.

We have to learn and understand that everything is not black …
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my favorite band of all time lives on....

Tony Banks of Genesis and Elton John are why I play piano today and this is my favorite of Tony's compositions; one I would play regularly with my old band. I first learned to play it on the piano in my mid teens.

How interesting that a song composed in 1973 lives on and is interpreted so uniquely and so well by this young woman.

It's Genesis meets Amy Winehouse...


going solo

Rhonda’s recent guest post by Tami got me thinking about doing things on your own which I am apt to do a lot lately. What I like about this is that you are more likely to meet new people and discover new experiences than if you are accompanied by someone.

As I have become increasingly comfortable as Joanna and as I age, the inhibitions crumble and suddenly you find yourself deep in conversation with people who happen to be sitting next to you at a café, standing at a grocery lineup or with a merchant who happens to recommend some product to you.

Since I have been here I have made a series of acquaintances who, when I have told them I am going back to Montreal, have expressed interest in keeping in touch with me. For example, there is Anna who works at a jewelry counter at the Oakville mall chats with me whenever I pass her stall and she has told me she appreciates my easy-going style and that I am so nice. Then there’s Becca, Mae, Maria and Alex (that transgender young woman who doesn…

Kacper hits it out of the park

A lot of the performances on these imitiation shows can often be embarrassingly bad but Kacper Kuszewski seems to always get it right. His Maria Callas is no exception.

This performance is on the Polish version (Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo) and, not only does she look great, but the vocals are pretty darn good too...


diversion

Donald Trump is a diversion. Yes, he is a clown and a boor and the temptation might be to think that by removing him everything goes back to normal.

But by looking at the reasons he got there in the first place you will realize that the root causes must be addressed to ensure somebody even worse doesn’t get those same powers one day.

When Brexit happened, journalists first began to realize that a Trump presidency could be possible. After all Britons had no apparent good reason to leave the E.U and if this could happen, then Trump being president couldn’t be far behind. Brexit was a visceral reaction to British economic policy. It was a kick in the ribs towards the ruling class who saw their elites doing things that were impoverishing them and this was their only way to retaliate. It was those same people in middle America in places like Wisconsin with its boarded-up factories who gave the middle finger to Hillary Clinton as representing much of the corporate policies that made them f…

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a bucket of cold water

Female to male transsexuals don’t fit well into a model based on sexual perversion. Hence, it wasn’t a total shock when, back in 1991, Ray Blanchard chose to ignore them as wannabes instead of true transsexuals.

Since then of course, their presence has made itself very much more felt which has helped to debunk this false hypothesis. Chaz Bono is one of numerous examples of transmen living very publicly in the world.

You see, the very possibility of female transsexuals disturbed the preconceived idea that transsexualism was based on perverse sexuality and, since women were considered incapable of being perverts, their transsexualism could not be allowed to be valid. However, if women could suffer from gender dysphoria then so could men which would throw a monkey wrench into the Freund-inspired aberrant sexuality model.

Today we know very well that both males and females can suffer from gender dysphoria which has helped throw a big bucket of cold water on the two type model of transsexu…