This is a novel idea.
A Dutch businessman is making waves after he launched a legal battle to officially roll back his age 20 years – claiming he is a “young god” and dating apps discriminate against him due to his age.
Emile Ratelband, who is -- for now -- 69 years old, told a Dutch court this week he didn’t feel “comfortable” with his date of birth and wished to have it change from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969.
“When I’m 69, I am limited,” he said, according to The Guardian. “If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work.”
On Tinder, he says he gets no responses from prospective ladies -- all because of his age.
“When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position,” Ratelband added.
Ratelband, who's also a motivational speaker and trainer in neurolinguistics programming, told the judge he was willing to renounce his right to a pension. He also compared his desire to legally change his age to that of transgender people seeking to change their birth certificates.
“You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age?” he told De Telegraaf outside court. “Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age.”
He told the Dutch newspaper that his view is supported by medical and physiological reports, saying: “My biological age in the medical world is determined to be at 40 to 45 years.”
Ratelband’s attorney told the Guardian that it was high time for the courts to allow for the reversal of age.
The judge in a court in Arnhem is expected to give a ruling within four weeks, Sky News reported.
If you can deny your biological gender, why not your age?If you can flat out deny facts and reality regarding gonads, why not your age?
I hope he wins as to expose the lunacy of the progressives.
He is not getting hits because of his looks and stance. Looks like a smug asshole. If he is looking for dates via Tinder something is seriously wrong with the guy. There are dating sites for guys who want to be Sugar Daddies. Dennis Hof seemed to do okay. I hear he died happy at 72
I love it! You go Emile. We live in a time of utter insanity, so why not?
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Can't you just lie about your age on Tinder?
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Ben Shapiro already uses this as an argument when dealing with college students.
"Why aren't you 60?"
"Why aren't you 60? If it's simply a matter of 'identifying', then you should be able to be 60."
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He would do MUCH better if he advertised a fat wallet. It seems May December romances have that in common.
I want to identify as 65 so I qualify for Medicare.
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People would never do that!
This scenario was seriously discussed by my financial advisor at a conference he attended a few years ago during the Obummer Administration. They were prepping those VERY arguments, because.... IF you can legally change your sex, you could legally change your age etc. The basic discussion was about the millions of Americans that would deluge the courts with those requests, ending with them filing for early Social Security benefits.
Halleluiah! I can be 22 again!
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Can a 17 year old identify as a 21 year old?
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So he's dead broke, too.
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I’m all for it. Age is just an oppressive social construct created by the western dominated white male patriarchy.
Come to think of it, I’d like to identify as rich and retired.
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that's just silly. He'll have to give up the discount at Denny's.
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