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Originally posted by SteveGIMP: I'm glad Joy found time to point out JB's single "unnecessary" comment. She was obviously too busy to reprimand her good buddy Lazer during his most recent multipage bigotry-fest.
i believe she sits and waits for me to make in her opinion a contraversial statement. fu(k her!
i was confused, too. what's wrong with asking? i thought i was looking at wrong person in photo. wanted to know who to pay respects to. is all.
i'd like to add women served in Vietnam, in Korea and during WWI and II. they've never been really recognized. they may not have been combat soldiers, but they risked their lives and died as well. i'm not only talking medical personnel. in WWII, women flew airplanes towing targets for soldiers to practice on. some crashed. they also ferried planes and were used to fly some planes the male pilots were unsure of. google jacqueline cochran.
I think it is wrong to ask someone if they are a man or a woman or transgender, especially to their face. Few women (of course there are exceptions) want to hear that they appear like a man or are so masculine that their gender is not readily identifiable, and the same is likely true for most men (but with femininity.) I agree it's like asking a heavy person if they are pregnant. It's also not polite because it is like asking, "what are you?" even if you are indifferent to people's sex.