A 69-year-old man uses the government's acceptance of gender transfer in his bid to have his birth date changed legally…
A 69-year-old man uses the government’s acceptance of gender transfer in his bid to have his birth date changed legally so he can appear 20 years younger at Tinder.
The self-styled positivism guru Emile Ratelband has asked court in the Netherlands to approve her request for a new date of birth to make him 49 because he believes age is just a number.
Mr Ratelband said his legal appeal complies with other forms of personal transformation that increase acceptance and recognition by the state
Emile Ratelband, 69, has asked a Dutch court to officially change his biological date of birth to make him 49. Source: AP Photo / Peter Dejong
“With this free [dom] choice of n ame , freeness of sex, I want my own age. I want to control myself, “said Ratelband, Thursday.
He said he wants to avoid age discrimination in society – especially on dating sites.
“So when I ask for a mortgage, they say, for example, that it’s impossible,” he said. “If I go to Tinder, I get women from 68, 69 when women are there.”
“I do not want to lie,” he said. “I want to be myself, so do not force me to lie.”
Marjolein van den Brink, who specializes in human rights and gender issues at the University College of Law, said that age discrimination is a problem but it is different from the problems of relocating the sex.
“Obviously, older people have a much less chance of getting jobs than younger people,” she said. “But it’s just an element and it’s just something that happens to you when you reach the age of 40, 45, 50, depending a bit at work.
” Gender is something that follows you from birth to grave and it determines almost everything
In rare cases, even races have also become more fluid.
Emile Ratelband extends debate about how far a person can go to change his identity. Source: AP Photo / Peter Dejong
Ratelband says the Dutch government could benefit from accepting its age needs. He said he would love to lose his monthly pension of about $ 2.1 44 – A concession that he estimates would save almost $ 470,000 in the 20 years he wants to shave off his age.
The court in central Arnhem is expected to issue a verdict for about four weeks.
Ratelband, which keeps living people and businesses to be positive, denies that the age request is a publicity stunt. He claims that he is looking for a personal positive effect.
“Now I’m an old man. I have to save my money to give my children the opportunity to live,” said the father to seven. “19659025” But if I have that age again, I’ll be back again. I’m new again. The whole future is there for me again. “