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kengr
Nov. 21st, 2014 06:06 am (UTC)
Wed, 16:51: "Female-assigned intersex kids’ vaginal canal size is also assessed by doctors, to ensure that it’s..." http://t.co/YnkeKRF1nn

Contrary to what is said by the quoted person, there *are* "standards for penis and clitoris size. If a penis on a baby was too small (I forget the value, but I've seen it in print several times) it gets classified as "micropenis" and the standard procedure *used* to be to surgically reassign the baby as female.

Often without bothering to talk to the parents.

There's *no* point at which a clitoris would be considered a penis. But if it was "too big" they used to "trim" it down to a "proper" size.

Need I mention the likely effects on sensitivity when the girl got older?

And all of this was (and still is to some extent) "justified" by trying to make the kids "look normal" in locker rooms and the like.

Doctors playing god and doing what amounts to "social engineering".

Bah.

What *should* happen (and would if US/UK/etc culture didn't have weird attitudes about sex and related things) is that folks should learn that genitals have all sorts of appearances, and just because they look different, that's no reason to treat someone as a freak.
kengr
Nov. 21st, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
Wed, 20:08: 6 Insanely Advanced Technologies Found in Ancient Ruins - Some ancient technologies have turned out to be... http://t.co/g2TMzTewiw

Please. not the "we don't know how the pyramids were built" again.

We know. We've even had folks *demonstrate* how. It's just application of engineering tricks that were known even then (like ramps and levers) and lost of people (though nowhere near the numbers some will try to sell you).

It's not a mystery. Never has been.

It's just a matter of failure of imagination of folks who think whatever their *current* "high tech" methods are are the only way to move big stones around.
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