Should the Boy Scouts of America allow transgenders to join?

Posted by: Cat47

Recently, the Boy Scouts of America have announced they will allow transgenders who identify as male to join.

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Philocat says2017-01-31T12:59:32.0944578Z
Transgender boys are not boys. They are girls who think they are boys.
CosmoJarvis says2017-01-31T13:17:29.2374880Z
Segregation of transgender people shall persist no longer.
Amarandum says2017-01-31T21:16:54.4317830Z
Transgenderism has no basis in biological science. It has a basis in psychiatric science, but that's a different matter entirely.
leafstarofskyclan says2017-02-01T02:43:21.6221330Z
Okay. @Philocat, girls are allowed to join Boy Scouts. My brother's troop leader is a woman and she went all the way through Boy Scouts.
Philocat says2017-02-01T08:08:45.9345848Z
No they aren't. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/11/24/why-arent-girls-allowed-to-join-the-boy-scouts/
Anonymous says2017-02-01T19:33:25.6601914Z
@DanishCheese - If I identify as a PopTart can I live in your house? Seriously, you people and your "I identify as..." nonsense has no place in logic or science, in fact, it doesn't have a place.
reece says2017-02-02T07:43:11.8487458Z
@Sciguy But you are a tart, aren't you? Well, at least you attempt to be one.
reece says2017-02-02T07:49:25.5643887Z
@Sciguy No, but seriously, the hypocrisy. You probably identify yourself as a white nationalist, right?
Anonymous says2017-02-02T16:14:05.0585908Z
@reece - No, I do not identify as a white nationalist. Albeit, if I did at least I would be identifying as something relevant.
dat-boi says2017-02-02T17:25:56.0319096Z
I have nothing bad to say about trans kids, let them do what ever. But if people feel that letting girl who think they are boys join a club for BOYS ONLY, i really think they should look in there pants for once.
roothaan says2017-02-03T13:42:43.6456275Z
Boys will be boys.
tejretics says2017-02-04T18:27:21.1651684Z
@Philocat Insofar as 'girl' and 'boy' refer to chromosomal distinctions - why should 'girl scouts' and 'boy scouts' exist in the first place?
reece says2017-02-04T20:44:27.1348639Z
@Sciguy So you have sympathies for identity politics?
Philocat says2017-02-04T21:16:27.4012639Z
@tejretics, I do not particularly care about whether scouts should be sex-exclusive, but I oppose the emerging norm in society where feelings are valued over facts. This decision by BSOA is exactly this.
Floofy says2017-02-05T00:43:03.0206350Z
Seriously, parents are letting their young kids get surgery to change their gender so they can be a boy scout? It seems we've given up on life.
1059800 says2017-02-05T01:57:22.5257041Z
Everyone shout be allowed because in the constitution they want everyone to have equal rights so if someone wants to be in boy scouts no matter their gender they can be pursuit of happiness if they are happy no matter what gender they are then they can join and if you don't want that in your group then leave and find another group
reece says2017-02-05T09:21:57.1901140Z
@Knaveslayer99 There's been a recent study conducted that has shown females as young as 6 have a subconscious bias towards connecting being "really, really smart" with men more than with women. Interested?
Knaveslayer99 says2017-02-05T09:34:01.7009140Z
@reece That does sound quite interesting so color me interested.
reece says2017-02-05T09:49:19.5990289Z
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6323/389
Knaveslayer99 says2017-02-05T09:58:57.2729140Z
@reece Thanks for the link it was quite the interesting read.
reece says2017-02-05T10:25:50.7809140Z
Anytime man.
Amarandum says2017-02-05T18:58:36.9843362Z
@Philocat You're spitting truth.
sunnystrict1 says2017-02-08T23:56:56.1539794Z
Two years after a controversial decision to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to join the Boy Scouts of America, the organization announced Monday it will do the same for transgender young people as well.
Bi0Hazard says2017-02-11T04:13:54.1019893Z
What is wrong with wanting just two genders that correspond with biological sex? I understand gender as a social construct, but I do not see that as a reason to change gender in society.
flake18 says2017-02-14T00:48:25.3921596Z
Boy scouts should not let trannies join because they are OBJECTIVELY girls with a mental disorder. Just because they "feel" they are a boy, doesn't make it true. Tell them to get treatment and join the girl scouts.
dr.jimmythefish says2017-02-15T13:56:18.3566753Z
Can there be just scouts of America?
LunaLove says2017-02-15T15:26:11.5025388Z
Transgender people do not have a mental illness just because they are transgender. There have been women in the boy scouts, so why should they be excluded just for being them?
Anonymous says2017-02-15T15:37:49.2125388Z
@Lunalove - Transgenders do have a mental illness; gender dysphoria is not something to be dismissed. If you really want to help your fellow "transgender" counterparts you should likely get them mental treatments. Why has a society accepted such a deluded and twisted idea just so that we don't have to hurt a persons feelings? Facts don't care about feelings.
Anonymous says2017-02-15T15:43:05.0657388Z
@Lunalove - Transgenders do have a mental illness; gender dysphoria is not something to be dismissed. If you really want to help your fellow "transgender" counterparts you should likely get them mental treatments. Why has a society accepted such a deluded and twisted idea just so that we don't have to hurt a persons feelings? Facts don't care about feelings.
Anonymous says2017-02-15T16:27:00.9655773Z
@Reece - No, I've no sympathy for identity politics because it has the potential to downplay inclusiveness on a political field where it is necessary to give everyone a chance to speak- especially in the United States.
reece says2017-02-15T21:31:22.6385388Z
@Sciguy Didn't you say white nationalism is relevant?
reece says2017-02-15T21:58:43.3997388Z
@Sciguy Gender dysphoria isn't an illness. Gender dysphoria is the name formally given when diagnosing the symptoms. There's a reason why gender identity disorder was controversial and is no longer used. The d̲y̲s̲p̲h̲o̲r̲i̲a̲ is based on social neglect.
reece says2017-02-15T21:59:52.2425388Z
Most of the dysphoria is anyhow.
Anonymous says2017-02-17T16:07:17.5751403Z
@Reece - I've never stated that White Nationalism is relevant, however, it may be relevant to other subjects; it could most certainly be relevant in the United States when regarding ideologies and the first amendment.
Anonymous says2017-02-17T19:18:54.5956101Z
To further elaborate, White Nationalism is objectively incorrect due to its persistence that whites are an individual race, not an ethnicity. Actually, after re-examining the log I did say white nationalism is relevant, however, I meant that in regards to identification. You can identify as that if you'd like, it's protected by the liberties of the 1st amendment- and I think that it is wrong like many others do. White Nationalism correlates with Identity Politics- and I stated I was against both. If I may, what is your point? You've one if your so bold as to consider such a level of inquiry.
reece says2017-02-17T22:14:13.3516274Z
"No, I do not identify as a white nationalist. Albeit, if I did at least I would be identifying as something relevant." So what isn't relevant in terms of the liberties of the 1st amendment? I think you didn't consider the 1st amendment when talking about its relevancy. It looks suspicious to me.
lolking78 says2017-02-22T18:26:45.8079906Z
Are all of you people stupid transgender people are classed as boys
KennyBen says2017-02-24T21:25:53.9748056Z
What kind of drugs are you on to be posting a poll like that?
Anonymous says2017-02-27T15:53:04.8350442Z
@KennyBen - What form of hallucinogen are you on to think it is wrong to have a poll like this?
LooseKaynon says2017-03-10T10:49:17.6938661Z
Kids shouldn't be transgender as it affects their psychology while growing up
reece says2017-03-14T04:57:37.6654876Z
@LooseKaynon Via social pressures.
B-Willy35 says2017-03-14T15:09:15.6512587Z
There is also something called "girl scouts" maybe they should check that out
Thescarecrow066 says2017-03-21T23:51:37.8919415Z
Transgenders are a joke. It's complete crap with no biological standpoint. They claim to be persecuted for being transgender, and however do not support it. They act as if it is a surprise that people are bullied, that no one else's bullying matters except transgender, I'm Hispanic and for majority of my Highschool years I was called a Beaner, Cholo, Immigrant, ETC. I don't bitch and whine about it as much as a regular transgender does, I'm not saying that they are all like that.
Cloud_heartbreaker says2017-03-22T15:49:27.8773305Z
Shut the hell up Philocat. I have a dick and am transgender so i am a boy/male.
Thescarecrow066 says2017-03-23T00:41:06.5900149Z
@could, Are you mentally ill? You should just identify as a male.. Not a transgender..
RoseKomery says2017-03-23T20:30:10.5815517Z
Depends on whether or not they have undergone the full surgery and have thus devoted themselves completely.
lloomis says2017-03-27T02:07:40.7700180Z
Transgender persons do not identify as female or male. The name of the club, "Boy scouts" tells us that the club is for males... Not for female/male persons. Need I say more?
lloomis says2017-03-27T02:08:57.1320180Z
Transgender persons do not identify as female or male. The name of the club, "Boy scouts" tells us that the club is for males... Not for female/male persons. Need I say more?
lloomis says2017-03-27T02:34:29.3016180Z
Transgender persons do not identify as female or male. The name of the club, "Boy scouts" tells us that the club is for males... Not for female/male persons. Need I say more?
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 says2017-04-27T16:25:38.7248670Z
Oh, you hateful people who vote "NO"
Spiffy-Gonzalez says2018-01-02T17:01:39.2115095Z
Speaking on the basis of logic here, if you're born a man/woman than that is what you are through out life. Believing you are something does not change what you are. You still possess the XX/XY chromosome, and as of 2018 we have no way of changing that. Mutilation of the genitals and allowing people to believe they are something they aren't is one of the most disastrous medical practices out there. Instead we should have centers for those seeking REAL treatment with gender dysphoria. All that said, the boy scouts is just that. BOY scouts. It's purpose is for recreational activities for males and to teach them how to be responsible young men. If someone was born a female and carries that specific set of chromosomes than they do not qualify, regardless of what they do to their genitals.
Debating_Horse says2018-07-11T16:42:43.6710901Z
Respect the name, Boy Scouts, not "I am feel like a girl and a boy" scouts.

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