December 3, 2018
Okay so first it’s this guy can’t change his age.
But then what’s next?
Men can’t change their sex by dressing up in women’s clothing and having their penises surgically removed?
Where does it end?
A Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled “positivity guru” to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention.
Last month Emile Ratelband asked the court in Arnhem to formally change his date of birth to make him 49. He said his official age did not reflect his emotional state and it was causing him to struggle to find work and love.
He claimed he did not feel 69 and said his request was consistent with other forms of personal transformation gaining acceptance around the world, such as the right to change name or gender.
In a written ruling on Monday, the court said Dutch law assigned rights and obligations based on age “such as the right to vote and the duty to attend school. If Mr Ratelband’s request was allowed, those age requirements would become meaningless.”
In a press statement, the court said: “Mr Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly. But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships. This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications.”
Emile must have justice.
If he does not, then this has to be looked at as a full-on onslaught against the identities and the basic dignities of women who were born with penises.
And silence is violence. If you stand by idly while a human person is told they are something different than they feel they are, you are a mass-murderer like Adolf Hitler.