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The banning of Transgenders from the military.

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I must admit, I was completely outraged upon first hearing about this. How dare he take out, and ban Transgenders from an occupation that, ultimately, plays a role in protecting the country and the people, never mind the simple notion of segregating a group of people from an occupation based on their gender identity. Then you look into it, and you see that he does have a point, and that this decision was made out of practicality, not discrimination or bias.
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I cannot see anything wrong about transgender in the military. For as long as they are carrying out their duties, nothing is wrong.
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How does it make sense to ban them? They have been serving honorably in the military for years, and have passed the criteria needed in order to join the military in the first place. They won't just allow anyone in , and understandably so, therefore I don't see why they (or any group of people) should have their right to serve their country denied, even if they have passed all of the tests and have proven to be an acceptable candidate for the job.
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This sounds unfair. I hope they'll think about it more carefully.
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I think he has a point in one way or another.
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The problem stems from medical bills that, since Obama, the military now has to pay for. So, it makes sense purely from a financial and practicality reason. Gender reassignment surgery, hormones and so forth, would become a huge expense for the military, whereas, in previous years a Trans person was not able to serve the military openly It just makes sense guys?
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I cannot see anything wrong about transgender in the military. For as long as they are carrying out their duties, nothing is wrong.
True!
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Perhaps we should ban women from the workforce because they make babies and bleed. It makes sense guys!
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My last comment is sarcastic response to Fiona!
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Perhaps we should ban women from the workforce because they make babies and bleed. It makes sense guys!
Sorry, I can't help myself but find this comment hilarious (sarcasm included) , even if it is wrong .
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My last comment is sarcastic response to Fiona!
Got it. Thanks for the disclaimer. We are not talking about women in the workforce, so your"point" is completely invalid. I take women's rights incredibly seriously, and have been fighting for our cause for years. It means everything to me, and I will not have that questioned as an"argument" for something completely different and unrelated. Women have been serving in the military openly, note the word OPENLY as women since World War l , and it was clearly a successful decision in terms of the military's finances and the business in general, as we can still serve to this day. A Transgender can openly serve as either a male or female? Why feel the need to make the separation, and distinguish oneself as Transgender instead? Making your needs more important than both the men and the women that you serve with? We are not talking about the workforce, or women's rights. We are talking about the military, in which, as mentioned above, women can, and have been serving since the last two years of WW1, which was in 1917, regardless of the fact that"they make babies and bleed" . So no, it does not make sense. Not in the slightest.
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One of the main reasons that transgenders have been banned from serving openly is due to the psychological impact and trauma that comes with war. The military won't accept you if you have been on Prozac in the past year. They won't accept you if you have ANY mental illness ; not to say that being Transgender is a mental illness, due to the heavy medication that comes with it. Hormone treatment seriously affects your mood, and can lead to a mood imbalance, which can lead to all sorts of consequences for the person that is on the medication, some might even result in suicide. Which is not that far fetched when you see the statistics that prove that suicided in transgender people is a hell of a lot higher than cisgender people.
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One of the main reasons that transgenders have been banned from serving openly is due to the psychological impact and trauma that comes with war. The military won't accept you if you have been on Prozac in the past year. They won't accept you if you have ANY mental illness ; not to say that being Transgender is a mental illness, due to the heavy medication that comes with it. Hormone treatment seriously affects your mood, and can lead to a mood imbalance, which can lead to all sorts of consequences for the person that is on the medication, some might even result in suicide. Which is not that far fetched when you see the statistics that prove that suicided in transgender people is a hell of a lot higher than cisgender people.
Wow! That is quite an information! Thanks!
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I find this unfair.
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