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    Women's Hockey League player comes out as transgender

    Toronto Furies hockey player Jessica Platt came out as transgender on Thursday, posting on social media that she hopes to "inspire others to live their lives true to who they are and to never give up."

    "After a lot of thought, I would like to announce that I am transgender," Platt posted on Instagram. "I am fortunate enough to be able to live my life as who I am meant to be, as well as follow my passion and play the game I love. ... I want people to know you don’t have to quit pursuing your dreams to be the person you were meant to be."

    Platt was advised in her coming-out process over the last nine months by U.S. national team men's duathlete Chris Mosier. Mosier is the vice president of program development and community relations for You Can Play — an organization dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia in sports.

    "Jessica’s willingness to share her experience as a transgender woman in professional women’s sports will allow a young person to see new possibilities for their own futures in professional sports," Mosier said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.

    Mosier and You Can Play also provided guidance to the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Both the CWHL and CWHL Players Association posted supportive Twitter messages to Platt.

    The 28-year-old Platt is the second publicly out trans player in professional hockey — Harrison Browne identifies as male and competes in the National Women's Hockey League.
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    I think that's great. It does confuse me though, why a person who identifies as male, should keep on playing in a female hockey league... But, what the hell do I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Canadian Women's Hockey League player comes out as transgender

    Jessica Platt


    Harrison Browne


    I think that's great. It does confuse me though, why a person who identifies as male, should keep on playing in a female hockey league... But, what the hell do I know.
    I'm confused. This hockey player was born as male or female? What sport team do they play on now-male or female? Off the ice does how does the person identify as male or female?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Science Deniers.
    Depends on the science.

    When the brain is wired in a way that deviates from the physical body, the psychological toll is extraordinary. Consider... when veterans lose limbs in combat, they'll feel "phantom pain" in the missing limb. They'll feel genuine pain in limbs that no longer exist. Is that a denial of science? Or is it the result of the brain receiving incorrect messages? Curiously, many people with phantom pain experience relief through "mirror therapy," in which a mirror is positioned to simulate the appearance of the missing limb. Even though the subject is consciously aware it's just a reflection, it's enough to mute or even quell the pain.

    Likewise, the brains of men and women are wired differently. If a person's brain is wired primarily as that of a female, and the body is male, again - there's a huge psychological toll.

    I suppose the question is whether identity is shaped by your physical body, or by your mind.

    I would answer this by pointing out that a corpse is nothing more than a physical body - it lacks an identity; a sense of self. Whereas a physical body with an active mind DOES have a sense of self. The mind seems to be the deciding factor; not the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Depends on the science.

    When the brain is wired in a way that deviates from the physical body, the psychological toll is extraordinary. Consider... when veterans lose limbs in combat, they'll feel "phantom pain" in the missing limb. They'll feel genuine pain in limbs that no longer exist. Is that a denial of science? Or is it the result of the brain receiving incorrect messages? Curiously, many people with phantom pain experience relief through "mirror therapy," in which a mirror is positioned to simulate the appearance of the missing limb. Even though the subject is consciously aware it's just a reflection, it's enough to mute or even quell the pain.

    Likewise, the brains of men and women are wired differently. If a person's brain is wired primarily as that of a female, and the body is male, again - there's a huge psychological toll.

    I suppose the question is whether identity is shaped by your physical body, or by your mind.

    I would answer this by pointing out that a corpse is nothing more than a physical body - it lacks an identity; a sense of self. Whereas a physical body with an active mind DOES have a sense of self. The mind seems to be the deciding factor; not the body.

    A corpse absolutely has an identity. They DNA of the body will tell you everything you need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    A corpse absolutely has an identity. They DNA of the body will tell you everything you need to know.
    Actually it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Actually it doesn't.
    actually does. It will tell you enough as to its sex... male or female.

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