Apr 6, 2010 AndyD commented on Such Nice Dogs....
Dogs just need to be actually trained. Just because the owners or neighbors say that the dog was sweet doesn't mean the dog actually was.
My aunt and uncle hired a trainer for their new Rottweiler. This guy understood dogs. He understood the cues they needed to pick up on if they live with humans. He didn't allow the dogs to become protective of anyone in the family-entire family first, then dog.
I'm not saying everyone needs to hire an expensive trainer, but if you get a dog, understand it's a different species with a different evolutionary path.
Mar 11, 2010 AndyD commented on High School In Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student From Bringing Female Date.
Those that want to know why she need permission: I know at our high school seniors had to register or ask permission for dates who weren't from the same school (even if in the same school district) or even same grade (it was a senior prom).
Mar 11, 2010 AndyD commented on High School In Mississippi Cancels Prom to Prevent Lesbian Student From Bringing Female Date.
Those who want to know why she asked permission: Some schools have their students register dates if they go to another school, even in the same school system. I think ours you had to register if your date wasn't a senior, since it was a senior prom.
Dec 8, 2009 AndyD commented on SL Letter of the Day: Brothers Should Do It (Frat Brothers, Not Actual Brothers).
How is "lesbo it up" funny at all? Dan, you're just playing into stereotypes. What's worse is that it's coming from a supposedly "safe" person-another homosexual. Basically, you're telling women that even a fellow minority won't take them seriously. That's the worst thing I've ever heard you say buddy and I've been reading your column and some of these posts for years.
Nov 23, 2009 AndyD commented on Becoming a Man.
@82- The story of the "middle-aged, white, male-to-female, man-in-a-dress" transgender is so often portrayed because that covers two "privileged" groups: white and male. The rest of this post is based on the assumption that there ARE privileged and unprivileged groups in our society. If you can't accept that, don't bother to keep reading.
As an FtM, I was really disheartened when I read so much about MtFs, and not many other FtMs. It wasn't 'til I came to college that I realized why that was. Here, I know one other transguy, and I found him by accident. There's a support group that meets, but I haven't gone.

For everyone else that says that you don't need surgery to change your gender: no, you don't. Gender, I think I'm androgynous as I can get. Still, I feel better when I look in the mirror and see a guy. When I stuff my pants. How am I supposed to explain this? Gender and sex are different, but they are intricately connected. Most of the time the distinction is made to talk about transpeople whose bodies are one sex but who identify as a different gender. This doesn't mean that sex and gender are completely different. Yeah, I'm a guy, but I won't feel secure in being a guy until I can be male.
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