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Gay penguin couple adopt first gender neutral penguin

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dowie, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. dowie

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    This [​IMG] is [​IMG] so [​IMG] powerful [​IMG].

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/10/gay-...der-neutral-penguin-london-aquarium-10715881/

    Such a wise decision, the penguin patriarchy is a real threat, who are we to assign gender roles to penguins? They should let the penguin decide on its own gender when it is old enough.

    Looks like Sky news has interviewed a representative and she's given a really coherent explanation of why they've done this:



    :D:D:D

    What do you think GD?
     
  2. Dyson

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    That all this is getting very boring.
     
  3. Ayahuasca

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    What a flipping joke.
     
  4. Mason-

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    Why?

    Complete and utter idiots.

    No - it's not.

    Also definitely this.
     
  5. Whitewater

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    What’s it got under its feathers?
     
  6. Steeps

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    But why is this animal described as a penguin? What if it wants to be a bear or a helicopter. We shouldn't call it a penguin unless it wants to identify as a penguin.
     
  7. Bassmansam

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    Whats the end game for these people in life? Just seems like an unnecessary battle causing stress for themselves.
     
  8. D.P.

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    You have described sex, not gender. Try again:rolleyes:
     
  9. cheesyboy

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    Anthropomorphising animals is always a bit cringe.
     
  10. ttaskmaster

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    I think it should be banned from living with the other penguins because it clearly has a male testosterone advantage, which isn't fair on the others.
     
  11. MegaPinches

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    Animal cruelty
     
  12. mrbell1984

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    wait till they start suing.
     
  13. MegaPinches

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    Useful idiots, destroy the male aspect of men and there will never be any threat to the system.
     
  14. Diddums

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    I guess that's the million dollar question isn't it? What are they achieving and when they look back at their pathetic existence will they be proud? I sure as hell wouldn't.
     
  15. mmj_uk

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    Lunatics have taken over the asylum basically, I think this is why religion was so important, whether god is BS or not at least the teachings of the bible kept society from going collectively insane. The decline of the west is pretty much in syncronicity with the rise of atheism and apathy towards Christianity.
     
  16. wolfie138

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    so all the ****holes on the internet are not Christians? am I understanding you correctly?
     
  17. adidan

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    How is this even a story?

    Two birds adopt a chick.

    Don't care beyond, well, that's nice.
     
  18. Evangelion

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    We live in a world where anthropomorphism is now accepted as reality rather than a figure of speech, and people believe that same sex behaviour = sexuality.

    If two men hold hands, they must be gay. If two women kiss, they must be lesbians. Good grief.

    Yes gender is a human construct, but sex is a biological one. The penguin is either male or female. Fact.

    Does anyone see the irony in the fact that people are projecting the human construct of being genderless, onto a non-human animal? :rolleyes:

    Irrelevant!
     
  19. mid_gen

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    It's a story because sensitive right-wing types can't tell when they are being exploited, and go and share these links around the internet and bring the advertising dollars in.
     
  20. cheesyboy

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    No collective insanity in the Bible teachings. No sir