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  1. What my country has done to Avery is a complete f***ing embarrassment.

    I was arguing about this to a friend, who insisted that "Canada did the right thing, because techincally Avery's *sex* is still *male*"

    Let me be clear, folks - there's more to gender, and more to sex, than mere genitalia.

    Let's take you men on here who may think that a transperson who has not yet had gender-reassignment surgery on their genitals is "Still technically a man"...
    ... OK , let's say something happens to you, and you no longer have a penis. That does not make you a woman. Just as Avery not yet having her original-genitalia 'removed' via surgery does not mean she is a man.

    This, of course, will be lost on those who refuse to understand and learn. Yes, sex and gender are different things. But "sex" is still so much more than the specifics of your genitals - again, if you're a man who through some freak accident no longer has a penis, that does not mean that you are a woman.

    It's 2014, folks. There are simply no excuses to not know and unerstand who transgendered people are, and what they go through.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 14, 2014 3:36:19 PM


  2. Katy Perry sang homophobic songs. Why on earth is Andy Towle promoting her career?

    Posted by: said | Feb 14, 2014 4:25:29 PM


  3. I thought the whole point behind creating the word "gender" was to have a word that was broader, encompassing societal constructs, than the "sex" binary, which is focused on whether one has a penis or a vagina. So you can consider yourself male gender even though you are of the female sex (that is, you have female genitalia).
    There needs to be a word that refers, simply, to one's genitalia (or genetic state), and "sex" is that word. There's little point in trying to expand it to mean things "beyond your genitals" - that's what the word "gender" is for.
    And a person of the male sex who loses his penis through accident, torture, etc. does not become a person of the female sex because "sex" is more than one's genitalia - it's because he still does not have a vagina (or, viewed genetically, two x-chromosomes). Rather, he is a man who has had his penis removed.

    Posted by: Vaughn | Feb 14, 2014 4:46:38 PM


  4. "Avery Edison" was not only properly detained, "she" should be given a bill for all the staff time and money expended to deal with her antics. Edison previously overstayed a student visa. He violated Canadian law. As a result, Edison was not permitted to re-enter at will. Here is Edison's tweet on the subject:

    "In case anybody is mistaken - I was NOT denied entry because I'm trans. I am not a credible visitor for reasons besides gender."


    Edison was told to turn around and fly back to the US. He refused. He admitted that he wanted to be detained so that he could then get visitors and see his Canadian girlfriend. This is not how a normal person thinks or acts, but then again we are talking about a trans activist here.

    Why are Canadian taxpayers having their money spent on this trans activist waste of space? He should bear the full cost of his antics and should be permanently barred from entry.

    Posted by: Demara | Feb 14, 2014 4:49:20 PM


  5. Wow. I actually agree 100% with Little Kiwi, who said:

    "if you're a man who through some freak accident no longer has a penis, that does not mean that you are a woman."

    Exactly, Little Kiwi! If you are genetically male, cutting off your dong either on purpose or by accident does not make you a woman.

    Although Kiwi's point is right, I think he went a bit far in his tone when he uses the words "freak accident." He's clearly trying a clever way to indirectly insult transsexuals as freaks, and I don't think that kind of nastiness is called for.

    Anyway, thanks Kiwi for finally getting to the right place on this and for having the courage to call out the transsexuals on their delusions.

    Posted by: Tyler | Feb 14, 2014 4:56:25 PM


  6. See blatant transphobic comments above. LGBT forever, baby!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 14, 2014 6:25:21 PM


  7. Nice try TYLER.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 14, 2014 8:37:54 PM


  8. If a high school Gay-Straight Alliance is "sexual advocacy", what the hell is a Prom?

    Posted by: RWG | Feb 15, 2014 9:42:11 AM


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