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Re: Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 03:50 UTC ( #96236=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!
in thread Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

Don't mean to gossip, but maybe he is a pre-op. Not that there is anything wrong with that on a personal level. But I just feel that we as Perl Monks cannot be silent in the face of the rampant transgenderism among our ranks. I mean, that is what led to the fall of Rome!
Oooops there goes some more XP...
Update: After reading the above posts, I realize that this post, and this one alone, went too far. I assumed that the individual who called himself 'Abigail' was simply someone fooling around. Apparently he has genuine issues that he is working out. I assumed that a reference to 'rampant transgenderism in our ranks' would be obviously satirical but apparently I am dealing with a real unusual circumstance here. So now I know. Don't mess with the online personna 'Abigail.'

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Re: Re: Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!
by petral (Curate) on Jul 13, 2001 at 20:42 UTC
    Actually, you may gather from the downvotes that others feel that dealing with your "issues" is what constitutes an unusual circumstance.

    If someone identifies herself with a feminine name obviously she considers her gender to be female.  To you this is news.


      Is surprise that 'Abigail' is a male and not a female really an "issue"? I had no idea that 'Abigail' was a well-known personality in the Perl world who is dealing with lifestyle issues. Therefore I was surprised first of all that 'Abigail' was a male, and secondly that mere surprise at that fact is offensive to a fair number of PMs.

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