Silly Trends

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by DaltonGang, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    There are a VERY tiny proportion of truly transgendered people that can be diagnosed pre-pubescent. Even the various TG forums will tell you that they're EXTREMELY rare. Most people having that kind of tendency simply spend more time with girls than boys (or vice versa), and it's not until later that it becomes more conscious. Yes, I've been interested in that for a long time, and I spend time reading up on it. It turns out that most "TG" have interesting brain scans and/or genetic issues. So, it is a real thing, and for some, it can be diagnosed early. (see Kleinfelter's syndrome, and CAIS - Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome)

    Heck, the more that I've studied the sex chromosomes, the more I'm amazed that our species has managed to keep going, considering all the weird damage that can happen there. (Not to mention chimeras, where one person can have the genes of _more than one person_, some of which can be _different sexes_) o

    Anyway - if someone wants to let their kid wear dresses and skirts, who cares? In England, up until they were housebroken, _all_ boys used to wear dresses (in parts of the US as well). That's where you got the term petticoat discipline - if a young man misbehaved enough, he was not allowed to wear trousers, or 'short pants', because he was behaving like a very young child. So, for young children (under 5, usually), you often couldn't tell the difference between boys and girls except by what toys they were playing with. Sir Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, was in a dress and curls as a child. (they have photos of him in the various BSA headquarters)
     
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  2. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    If you left out the vegans, I'd disagree.
     
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  3. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Nope... sorta... the trend now is to be "gender fluid."
     
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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    No.
    Beak rings, though... still out for discussion
     
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Kids these days.... :(
     
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  6. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    In the same way that it's never too late to start smoking cigarettes.
     
  7. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I can't find it, but I have a Santa hat with thick black yarn "dreadlocks" sewn inside the band.

    It ain't a party until Rasta Claus rolls up...
     
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  8. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Tried and true.
     
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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    And onion rings, of course. :happy102:
     
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  10. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I limit myself only to those made from free range organic onions deep fried in fox lard.
     
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  11. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    So Pokémon Go is kind of fun my wife loves it. I file it in the same category as people who are really into sports, or people who post pics of their shave gear on the daily lol.


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  12. Marine68

    Marine68 Well-Known Member

    You are just scared of your wife. Grow a pair LOL
     
  13. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Lol not at all I play too. I just think it falls under the harmless hobby/game category. It’s like people who really get into sports. I don’t get it at all. Why be so emotionally invested in people playing a game.


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  14. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I think that's a thing in certain cultures. To be honest, though, I find them attractive, like ankle bracelets. :)
     
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  15. Marine68

    Marine68 Well-Known Member

    I agree I don't watch sports on tv at all. I have a huge issue with all the money that is paid out etc.
     
  16. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I have to agree that it is amazing that we manage to keep going. My first wife had Turner's Syndrome and I've often wondered if she and her twin brother were actually heterokerotypic monozygotic twins. Her niece died of a leukodystrophy related to the fact that both of her parents were of Scotch/Irish descent.

    That said, I'm surprised by the number of young people these days who identify as TG. It's like fatal peanut allergies. Were there really this many when we were kids?
     
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  17. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Judging by the fact I have 4 high school friends whose parents have divorced because after 20 years of marriage and multiple kids one parent decided they weren’t straight anymore


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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    The Viking Look. I've notice since the cable show, "Vikings" has come out, more and more "Millennials" have been sporting the shows hair and beard combination. It looks silly. Right up there with the Top Knot, unless you are Japanese.
     
  19. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Man bun.
     
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  20. Bookworm

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    That's not recent. I have a friend/mentor that's in his 80s, and after being married a while, and a minister, he realized that he really wasn't heterosexual. It's just that it's not socially unacceptable to be gay anymore, so the need for the 'beard' has mostly evaporated. Keep in mind, homosexuality has been found in all mammal species so far studied.
     
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