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    Dutchman, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years



    A Dutch "positivity trainer" has launched a legal battle to change his age and boost his dating prospects.

    Emile Ratelband, 69, wants to shift his birthday from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969, comparing the change to identifying as being transgender.

    "We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can't I decide my own age?" he said.

    A local court in the eastern city of Arnhem is expected to rule on the case within four weeks.

    However officials were sceptical about the case, believing there was no legal mechanism allowing a person to change their birth date, local reports said.

    One of the judges wanted to know what would become of the 20 years that Mr Ratelband wanted to erase. "Who were your parents looking after then? Who was that little boy?" he was quoted as saying.

    Mr Ratelband argues he feels discriminated against because of his age, and that it was affecting his employment chances and his success rate on the dating app, Tinder.

    Mr Ratelband further argued that according to his doctors he has the body of a 45-year-old, and described himself as a "young god".
    Should we be able to decide our own age? If the doctors can medically compare a 69'er to a 45-year-old, should we rather mention sort of a health rating instead of biological age?

    How about the minors who think they already should be treated as adults? Should they be allowed to fix their age as well?

    Instead of looking for a partner of certain age in Tinder you could say you want to match with someone whose health rating is of Class 6 or something like that.

    One of the judges wanted to know what years Mr Ratelband was willing to erase. Maybe we could just remove certain days, months or years of our lives into a new "trash bin month". It could be called Nonsember and it wouldn't be limited to any fixed amount of days.

    After removing several separate days, weeks, months or years to Nonsember in chronological order I might be in a situation that this day was to be Nonsember 5555th.

    Any ideas about this piece of news?

  • #2
    This guy is obviously making fun of people who want to change their gender or skin colour.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zoggg View Post
      This guy is obviously making fun of people who want to change their gender or skin colour.
      Oh, come on! He's from Netherlands, one of the most tolerant societies in the world.

      BTW - you need to do something about your outrageously low post count.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aurora View Post

        Oh, come on! He's from Netherlands, one of the most tolerant societies in the world.

        BTW - you need to do something about your outrageously low post count.
        There's never anything happening on this forum, that's why my post count is so low.

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        • #5
          Like soul ages. Or being young at heart.

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