According to a story in The Guardian, 69 year old Emile Ratelband, says he doesn’t feel his age so he initiated a court battle to legally knock 20 years off it on the grounds that he’s being discriminated against on the Tinder dating app.
The Dutchman believes he’ll go from dud to stud if he pulls this off, telling a court in the Netherlands he didn’t feel “comfortable” with his age, comparing his desire to alter his birth date to those who identify as transgender.
To bolster his case to have his birth year officially altered from 1949 to 1969, he notes that doctors have told him his body is that of a 45-year-old man, so there!
If he succeeds in setting an international precedent regarding trans-ageism since these days it’s all about how one “feels,” it’s worth looking again at the treatment poor Rachel Dolezal received.
The former director of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is a white woman who has long self-identified as a black woman even though her family members have made public statements noting that she was indeed born Caucasian.
When her true heritage was revealed a few years ago, Dolezal was pilloried on the left for black appropriation even though she wasn’t pretending to be black to mock anyone.