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Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby mothra » 09 Nov 2018, 18:26

Dutchman Emile Ratelband, 69, asks Netherlands court to change his age to 49

Dutchman Emile Ratelband is taking legal action to lower his age by 20 years in a move he says will push back against age discrimination and boost his dating prospects.

The 69-year-old Dutch TV personality and self-styled positivity guru has asked a court in the Netherlands to approve his request for a new birthday that officially would make him 49.

Mr Ratelband says his legal appeal is consistent with other forms of personal transformation that are gaining acceptance and government recognition in the Netherlands and around the world.

"With this freedom of choice, choice of name, freeness of gender, I want to have my own age. I want to control myself," he said.

Mr Ratelband says he wants to avoid age discrimination in society — especially on dating websites.

"So when I ask for a mortgage, for example, they say it's impossible," he said.

"If I go on Tinder, then I get women from 68, 69 when women are there."

When asked if he could just hide the truth about his age he said; "I don't want to lie. I want to be myself, so don't force me to lie."

Marjolein van den Brink, who specialises in human rights and gender issues at Utrecht University's law school, said age discrimination was a problem but was different to the issues involved in reassigning gender.

"It's quite clear that elderly people have a much smaller chance of getting a job than younger people," she said.

"But that's just one element and it's only something that happens to you once you reach the age of 40, 45, 50, depending a bit on your job.

"Whereas gender is something that follows you from birth to grave, and it determines nearly everything — and not just in the labour market but everywhere."

In rare cases, even race has also become more fluid.

In Britain, theatre director Anthony Ekundayo Lennon has attracted attention in part because despite being the son of white Irish parents, he looks like a mixed-race man. He has also written and told journalists that he thinks of himself as black.

Mr Ratelband said the Dutch government could benefit if it were to accept his age demand. He said he would be happy to forfeit his monthly pension of around 1,200 euros ($1,879) — a concession he estimates would save nearly 300,000 euros ($469,859) over the 20 years he wants shaved off his age.

The court in the central city of Arnhem is expected to issue a ruling in about four weeks.

Mr Ratelband, who makes a living urging people and businesses to be positive, denies that the age request is a publicity stunt. He claims he is seeking a personal positive effect.

"Now I'm an old man. I have to save my money to give to my kids so that they can live," said the father of seven.

"But If I have that age again, I have hope again. I'm new again. The whole future is there for me again."


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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Nov 2018, 18:44

Wanker.
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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby mothra » 09 Nov 2018, 18:47

HBS Guy wrote:Wanker.



It's not Greg's oft-threatened wheelbarrow ... but i suspect a similar IQ rating is involved.
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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby Bongalong » 09 Nov 2018, 18:47

Dutch men are WeIrDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby Aussie » 09 Nov 2018, 18:55

Bongalong wrote:Dutch men are WeIrDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd

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You have nailed it DRAH!

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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby johnsmith » 09 Nov 2018, 19:32

:WTF

it must be the wooden shoes.
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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby mothra » 09 Nov 2018, 21:59

When i think of Dutch men ... (sorry Monk):

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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby Texan » 10 Nov 2018, 04:26

I demand to be identified as a billionaire. I look and feel rich. My bank is holding me back. I demand that 6 zeros be added to my balance. After all, zeros are nothing anyway.
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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Nov 2018, 08:16

mothra wrote:When i think of Dutch men ... (sorry Monk):



You’ll keep!



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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby Sprintcyclist » 10 Nov 2018, 16:56

Texan wrote:I demand to be identified as a billionaire. I look and feel rich. My bank is holding me back. I demand that 6 zeros be added to my balance. After all, zeros are nothing anyway.


I'll wear a blue hat to signify my support of your claim.

It is a beautiful thing.
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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby SethBullock » 11 Nov 2018, 14:06

Lol ...

Hmm, two new causes for the LGBTQ community and their supporters to champion: trans-speciesism, where a person imagines himself to have been born into the wrong species, and double self-identification, where a person undergoes two transitions. Such a “creature” is Tony McGinn, aka “Tony Bark” who both a transgender man and a transpecies dog.

According to the Daily Mail:

Playing fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for an adult, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought him closer to his husband.

McGinn … says he has been into animal role-play his entire life, and refers to himself as a ‘human pup’.

The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by his husband and ‘handler’ Andrew who accompanies him to regular play dates with other role-players in their hometown of Los Angeles.


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Re: Man seeks to identify with his chosen age by law

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Nov 2018, 14:34

Wankers everywhere!
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