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Florida city official seeking sex change fired

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Draka, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Draka

    Draka Wonder Woman

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/24/sexchange.firing.ap/index.html

    I really don't see the City Manager's wish for a sex change to be causing people to look upon Largo as a "laughing stock", but firing him for it shows a tad bit of bigotry in my opinion.
     
  2. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    I don't think I'm going to get over people continuously using male pronouns for her. :(
     
  3. Draka

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    Well, I never quite know how to address someone depending on the progress of the transistion. If they have already begun transistion with counseling and hormones and living as the opposite gender then I definitely refer to them as the opposite gender, but when I don't know...I don't know. It depends how how they want to be addressed and if that isn't made known then I don't know what to do. It's just strange. I don't want to step on feelings, but...well, it's a confusing subject.
     
  4. Mathematician

    Mathematician Reason, and reason again

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    Not really making it better. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Djamila

    Djamila Bosnjakinja

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    I hope whatever tourism industry exists in this city completely collapses.
     
  6. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    I doubt it will, since it is close to Tampa, which is a busy tourist city. Not quite a busy as Orlando or Daytona, but still rather busy.

    Just address them as whatever gender they are presenting themeselves as.
     
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    I hope the city is able to overcome the disruption caused by this bully.
     
  8. Mathematician

    Mathematician Reason, and reason again

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    I wonder if she can bring charges against the leadership for discrimination? Where's a Bill Richardson when you need one.
     
  9. standing_on_one_foot

    standing_on_one_foot Well-Known Member

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    Having read about this in other places, this whole business came out as follows:
    "Stanton...revealed his secret Feb. 21, a day after a St. Petersburg Times reporter told him the paper had been tipped off and was preparing a story about his decision." http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/16965891.htm

    Certainly it's not an ideal way for this sort of thing to go, but it doesn't seem like the best reason to lose a job, particularly since up until now, the city seemed to approve of how she was handling her job.

    When you get down to it, the main reason for negative publicity is not Stanton's transition so much as the city's reaction. And you'll have to forgive me when I don't entirely buy that this is not at all about the transition, given the previous reviews and the timing of this business.

    By the by, generally speaking, if someone's made it clear that they intend to transition and haven't specifically asked you to use the old pronouns because there are people they don't want to know yet, it's fairly safe to assume they'd prefer the pronoun's of the prefered gender.
     
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