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    Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younge





    Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change

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    Thu 8 Nov 2018 05.23 ESTLast modified on Thu 8 Nov 2018 08.32 EST



    ‘Young god’: Emile Ratelband said being 49 would put him ‘in a luxurious position’ in terms of life and love. Photograph: Roland Heitink/AFP/Getty ImagesA 69-year-old Dutch “positivity guru” who says he does not feel his age has started a battle to make himself legally 20 years younger on the grounds that he is being discriminated against on a dating app.
    Emile Ratelband told a court in Arnhem in the Netherlands that he did not feel “comfortable” with his date of birth, and compared his wish to alter it to people who identified as transgender.

    Ratelband said that due to having an official age that did not reflect his emotional state he was struggling to find both work and love. He has asked for his date of birth to be changed from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.
    “When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car,” he said. “I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”

    Doctors had told him his body was that of a 45-year-old man, Ratelband argued. He described himself as a “young god”.
    The judge conceded that the ability to change gender was a development in the law. “I agree with you: a lot of years ago we thought that was impossible,” he said. But he asked the applicant how his parents would feel about 20 years of Ratelband’s life being wiped off the records.

    “For whom did your parents care? Who was that little boy then?” the judge asked.
    Ratelband, a motivational speaker and trainer in neurolinguistic programming, said his parents were dead.
    He also said he was willing to renounce his right to a pension to ensure there were no unforeseen consequences of his age change.

    At the end of a 45-minute court session, Ratelband said: “It is really a question of free will.”
    Ratelband’s lawyer, Jan-Hein Kuijpers, said it was high time for the reversal of age.
    The public prosecutor in the court asked whether the ability to change a date of birth in the law would require health inspections in the future, to allow the state to correctly judge someone’s “emotional age”.
    Kuijpers told the court: “There is also something like common sense, of course.”
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    $#@!ing awesome. I'm 34 again. This is MY time, biatches!

    You, Danke, are just old and developing Alzheimers. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-years-younger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change

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    Hard to believe, but Ratelband is "famous" in the Netherlands...

    I guess that this could only work if he leaves the country...
    I'm all for that!
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    Hold on, are they saying that people use their real ages on dating apps? If you believe those women are 29, I’ve got a bridge to sell you...
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    I have already been doing this for awhile . To be fair , I might not have gotten by with it if I was not so handsome , so may not be for everybody .
    Do something Danke

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    How long until a criminal claims to "identify" as innocent?
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    I bet Rite Aid still asks him for ID if he buys liquor there.
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    Last month, Emile Ratelband, a motivational speaker from the Netherlands, asked a Dutch court for a legal age change. His argument was that while he was technically 69 years old, he felt 20 years younger, and that age difference was hurting him both in his work life and on Tinder. But the court has now issued its ruling, and Ratelband will have to remain 69 in the eyes of the law.

    The court said Ratelband was free to feel and act 20 years younger. "But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships," it said. "This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications." The court added that with certain rights, like the ability to vote, marry or drink, tied to age, being able to change one's birth date would render those laws "meaningless."

    More at: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/03/...change-tinder/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    Hard to believe, but Ratelband is "famous" in the Netherlands...

    I guess that this could only work if he leaves the country...
    I'm all for that!
    Well you're right about putting that in quotation marks. He's well known, most people think he's an idiot.
    He's definitely good at trolling people, including the government. One previous thing he tried to do was call his newborn child "Rolls Royce", which was not allowed by the government either...

    (You may not understand Dutch, but you surely get a feeling of what this guy is about)


    I don't mind the guy, he's an idiot, but a positive idiot, +++At his trolling below.

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    But but but.... What if you have a 12 year old identifying as a 21 year old.

    **Government going nuts**

    PS: I identify as a 65 year old, gimme my social security benefits. (Is that 65 ? lol)
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    A lot of older men supplement low testosterone like trannies supplement estrogen. Maybe if a man can demonstrate that he has the testosterone level of a younger man the government will approve the transition.

    As an aside... It strikes me as medical malpractice to take a male with low testosterone and pump him full of estrogen for dysphoria rather than give him testosterone. Why would you ever give someone with erratic emotions estrogen?

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    “I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”
    lol

    He sounds like a douche bag.
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