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The Orville Episode 3: About A Girl

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Ravin

This episode was very thought provoking. The context of it makes it a foregone conclusion that the future human society in the show:

 

1: uses the word "transgender" more or less correctly.

2: considers operations to alter the physical sex characteristics of an infant unethical

3: assumes that the alternative to 2 is for a child to figure out for themselves if how they are born fits who they are.

 

I don't want to give spoilers, but I quite enjoyed the episode and I think they handled the topic in an effective and realistic (within the show's context) way.

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Carolyn Marie

Yes, I watched it too, and it was very well done, IMO.  it covered the right bases, but wasn't in-your-face about it.  No spoilers from me, either.  Just watch if you can.

 

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Laura Beth

I happened to find it on a channel up here in Canada and watched it. I wonder who it was that came up with the idea to have an episode about the issue. I also wonder how the actor/writer/ executive producer, Seth MacFarlane, feels about transgender people and our troubles that we face about surgeries and other medical needs. I would love to have another member of my family jungle to be accepting of transgender individuals even if he is my 11th cousin. 

 

Laura Beth

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