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Non-binary person hospitalised following vicious attack in Dublin City

  • 09-06-2022 1:30am
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    Registered Users Posts: 259 ✭✭ TOMs WIFE



    Scumbags everywhere, but "According to Gay Community News which first reported on the incident, the attack took place after one of the survivor's friends wrapped a Pride flag around them." - I'm trying to understand, and I know it's pride month, how the attackers knew that they were non binary? Any chance it was just some scumbags having a go at innocents in general? Plenty of people being attacked by assholes, but not always related to sexuality.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭ Phil.x


    Am I correct in saying the non-binary person wrapped a pride flag around the accused?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,401 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n


    It’s funny that the attackers managed to flee the scene, presumably with their baseball bat? I mean that’s the noteworthy piece in the article (which is sparse enough).



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭ Tonesjones


    Article is sparse in detail. The genders of the victim and the attackers is mentioned but no detail in the race of the attackers.

    What kind of lunatics are out there. Walking around armed, it's crazy



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭ Gant21


    Is binary for the snow flakes?



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  • Posts: 0 Angel Nutty City


    A "vicious assault" with a baseball bat and multiple stabbings on dame st at 7pm on a thursday? Very unusual to not see other news outlets leading with that story.

    Thank god for Gay Community News.

    *Edit..pipped to the post by previous poster*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,085 ✭✭✭ MojoMaker


    "Genetically non-binary" - you mean a hermaphrodite?



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,538 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
    Miss


    No it is someone who does not identify as male of Female but who might feel male one day and then another day feel more Female then somedays not feel as either.

    So if they were Amab they still have all them bits or if they were afab they still have all their's.

    They are complex individuals.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



  • Posts: 0 Angel Nutty City


    But their genetics dont change depending on their feelings?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,538 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
    Miss


    Well maybe their genetics are different. There some people even born with both sets of organs.

    Not all minds are the same either. It could be wired differently. There is still so much we need to understand about the mind.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,993 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Posting absolute nonsense at 3:14am? Might want to dial back on the booze.



  • Posts: 0 Angel Nutty City


    So what, in your mind, is the difference between non-binary and genetically non-binary?



  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭ Quitelife


    Most people dont even know what Binary or non binary means ?



  • Posts: 0 Angel Nutty City


    I would have assumed that non-binary would have meant that they believe their gender (not their genetics or their sex) is something outside the realms of just male or female



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,615 ✭✭✭✭ Penn


    From what I know, it's that they view gender the same way as sexual orientation; that it's not an either/or but rather a scale. Most people are on either end of the scale, some might be leaning more towards the middle (ie. effeminate men, tomboy-ish women), whereas non-binary people feel more in the middle. That regardless of their genetics, they neither identify as male or female (it's easy for people to say "Well what does it mean to identify as a man, I don't feel like a man I just am one" or whatever, but that's the thing, we don't really notice how it feels when our gender matches our body because that's just what it is, whereas you're more likely to know when something doesn't feel right). So it's the idea that the "binary" is you're on one side or the other, whereas they're non-binary because they don't identify as either. Genderfluid would be that sometimes you feel more on one side of the scale, sometimes more on the other.

    Likewise sexuality, most people are heterosexual or homosexual, but some people are bisexual because they're more in the middle of the scale. Some people might be predominantly straight but would also have no issue with being with someone of the same sex either.

    I'm open to correction of course from those who experience such things, as the above is just my own understanding from reading and listening to people rather than sticking my fingers in my ears and shouting "BUT WHAT ARE THEIR CHROMOSOMES???!!!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,100 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams




  • Registered Users Posts: 19,100 ✭✭✭✭ Ash.J.Williams


    very odd a couple would be walking around with a baseball bat



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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,993 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I would have thought most people would know what binary means from maths / it's use in computing? On/off, black/white etc.

    If you want to extend that to gender, then male/female would be binary options. So 'non-binary' would be neither of those.

    *a caveat, I'm not of the screaming 'THERE ARE A BILLION GENDERS!' persuasion, just the above seems obvious enough.



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