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Breaking: You must be a woman to compete in Miss Universe

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It's a competition for women, not for men.
     
  2. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    It’s a competition about the female form;
    I thought you could always tell the difference .
     
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  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    No, it's a competition for women.
     
  4. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    So, the contestants are judged on the ‘beauty’ of their genitalia or chromosomes?
     
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  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It is unfortunate that there are people in this world who believe that women are no more than the fact of the genitals which men do not possess.
     
  6. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    I believe ‘people are people’ regardless of their genetic make up, and should be treated as such.

    So what is it about the the ‘Miss Universe’ contest, that judges something that can only be an attribute of a ‘true’ woman, unless you believe that wanting world peace or ‘...helping deprived children’ is female only?
     
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  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    People are people but men aren't women.
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Has someone argued otherwise?
     
  9. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    In response to Vince’s straw man post #26.
     
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Yes, post #26 was a straw man.
     
  11. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    How are people judged to be men or women?

    Edited for clarity: I don't mean DNA or chromosomes, I mean how is it decided whether a baby is a boy or a girl. How do we know whether the person we're talking to is a male or a female?
     
  12. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Simple answer. Yes.
     
  13. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It depends upon who is judging and why.

    It is unfortunate that there are people who wish to destroy any vestige of female-only spaces. Wasn't it International Women's Day only this week?
     
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  14. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Vince, Vince! Are you implying that you think Beauty pageants are women only spaces !!? You forget all the leery and dirty old men involved in their administration, led of course by the Donald, heavy breathing over the visual and scheming their way into conjugal relationships. You know, --- the sort of thing that the Donald discusses in the locker room.
     
  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Decide what it is you mean and then say how it is relevant to the matter of women only being permitted to enter women's beauty competitions. I might answer.
     
  17. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    When we say female-only spaces, we really mean 'spaces for women'. We don't have genital or chromosome checks to enter these spaces. We judge based on appearances.

    What is a unfortunate is that some people are only interested in issues that disproportionately affect women when they can use them to support an anti-trans agenda.
     
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  18. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    You already answered in post 33, thanks.
     
  19. cariadwch

    cariadwch Established commenter

    a straw woman?
    Or a straw transgender person?
     
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  20. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Well given how the Big Bang produced frak loads of H with some He then most of our atoms were birthed in stars. If we look at things from the formation of our solar system onwards our entire system formed when a nebula/gas cloud collapsed, during planet building most of the matter involved in that was clumped together as rock. Plants are the basis of the food chain here so there’s a good chance a fair chunk of us was plant based for a while. And with the recycling of matter we’ve got atoms that were probably dinosaurs too........and also atoms that have come from dinosaur poop too! Never forget that, you are made from dinosaur poop......also this star dust thing? Sounds pretty but it is effectively just radioactive waste!
     

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