11/22/14 01:24 amUzgāju ļoti interesantu blogu: http://slatestarcodex.com/
Pa lielam, cik saprotu no tā, ko jau uzspēju izlasīt, cilvēks to velta kritikai par dažādiem ļoti izplatītiem kļūdainiem argumentiem, kurus atšķirīgas ideoloģiskās grupas izmantoti sensitīvu sociālu jautājumu gadījumos (piem., kristieši vs. ateisti, homofobi vs. LGBT, seksisti vs. feministi utt.). Turklāt, kaut arī pats lasās kā kārtīgs liberasts, tomēr mēdz kritizēt abu pušu argumentācijas kļūdas. Bet kas ir pats jaukākais - viņš to dara asprātīgi!
Divi no daudziem foršiem citātiem. Par argumentu "transseksuāļi un transvestīti ir garīgi slimi":
Imagine if we could give depressed people a much higher quality of life merely by giving them cheap natural hormones. I don’t think there’s a psychiatrist in the world who wouldn’t celebrate that as one of the biggest mental health advances in a generation. Imagine if we could ameliorate schizophrenia with one safe simple surgery, just snip snip you’re not schizophrenic anymore. Pretty sure that would win all of the Nobel prizes. Imagine that we could make a serious dent in bipolar disorder just by calling people different pronouns. I’m pretty sure the entire mental health field would join together in bludgeoning anybody who refused to do that. We would bludgeon them over the head with big books about the side effects of lithium.
Really, are you sure you want your opposition to accepting transgender people to be “I think it’s a mental disorder”?
Par argumentu "ja garīgi slimais uzskata sevi par Napoleonu, mēs taču viņu ārstējam, nevis ļaujam viņam vadīt Franciju, vai ne?":
I could point out that trans-Napoleonism seem to be mysteriously less common than transgender.
I could relate this mysterious difference to the various heavily researched apparent biological correlates of transgender, including unusual variants of the androgen receptor, birth-sex-discordant sizes of various brain regions, birth-sex-discordant responses to various pheromones, high rates of something seemingly like body integrity identity disorder, and of course our old friend altered digit ratios. If our hypothetical trans-Napoleon came out of the womb wearing a French military uniform and clutching a list of 19th century Grand Armee positions in his cute little baby hands, I think I’d take him more seriously.
I could argue that questions about gender are questions about category boundaries, whereas questions about Napoleon – absent some kind of philosophical legwork that I would very much like to read – are questions of fact.
I could point out that if the extent of somebody’s trans-Napoleonness was wanting to wear a bicorne hat, and he was going to be suicidal his entire life if he couldn’t but pretty happy if he could, let him wear the damn hat.