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The motion carried to change this to:
The lone dissenter may be of either exceptional character, or could be suffering from various irrational fear and of a most disagreeable hateful disposition.
"I have a fever."
This is a very strong statement and unless mistaken, the subject is not likely being deceptive. The assertion is strong.
"I feel feverish" is a single step away from the assertion, and expresses doubt over what one is feeling. To "feel feverish", one must know what it feels like to run a fever.
"I feel like I have a fever" in an email calling out sick from work?
""I feel sick" is not to say "I am sick" but denotes a feeling related to being "sick"; something the subject would have had to have experienced, in order to make the comparison. The word "feel" is slight distancing language from what "is", in the sentence of "I am sick."
"I feel like I have a fever" is to weaken the assertion to what one has, to what one senses. The wording "feel like" presupposes past experience with having a fever. The person may not be certain, but there is a recognition between symptoms now, and what past experience with a fever has taught the subject.
A man says, "I am a woman" is a strong assertion.
"I feel like a woman" presupposes two things:
a. Women "feel" differently than men
b. The subject has experience with being a woman and recalls what it felt like to be a woman.
Note that gap between one that is and one that "feels" and is "like" (2 steps away) is to create distancing language.
This leads to questions:
1. What does a woman feel like?
2. How do you, a man, know what a woman feels like?
3. When have you experienced being a woman to know what it feels like?
4. Are you a woman?
The distancing language, itself, suggests the inability to discern, while it asserts that a difference between being a man and being a woman exists.
This becomes acute child abuse when parents claim, "my little boy says he feels like a little girl...", which has become popular enough to get public statements from schools, as well as politicians who may find themselves at odds with pediatricians, grandparents, biologists, and science.
Pronouns are intuitive and assaulting them against science will not remove this instinct.
Where once someone who makes this false statement about their own body was given help; it is no longer so. Compassion has been traded for votes. Deception creeps into every aspect of life and communication.
Deception is to pass counterfeit linguistic currency. Sometimes it is even masquerading with religious or ethical language, as a 'moral high ground' position.
Paypal is moving some business out of North Carolina for telling men to not use women's bathrooms. They are not, however, moving business out of the list of countries in which those who claim not to be the gender they are, are fined, imprisoned, lashed, and even executed. Bruce Springsteen is not stopping sales of his albums in these same countries, nor did he cancel his upcoming tour in Italy.
Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN, and is now being edited out of the "bloody sock" story, which has taken its place in baseball folklore where stories are passed from fathers to sons, generation to generation, of courage and perseverance. (this, from a Mets fan?)
No matter how assaulted, both truth and instinct remain.
Pronouns are 100% reliable in analysis, without exemption for either religion ("we") or political narrative ("it").