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荷兰69岁男子上法院要求把年龄改小20岁:岁数大受歧视 Dutchman, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years

中国日报网 2018-11-12 09:05

荷兰一名69岁的退休老人近日上法院要求把年龄改成49岁,理由是年龄歧视影响他找工作和约会。他表示,如果能把年龄改小20岁,他愿意放弃自己每月1200欧元的退休金。你觉得法院会怎么判?

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

荷兰的一名“正能量教练”发起了一场法律诉讼,要求改变自己的年龄,以提高自己约会的成功率。

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

现年69岁的埃米尔·拉特尔班德想把自己的生日从1949年3月11日改为1969年3月11日,还将改年龄和改性别相提并论。

"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.

他说:“在我们生活的时代,你可以改名字,改性别,那为什么我不能改年龄?”

Ratelband, who makes a living urging people and businesses to be positive, denies that the age request is a publicity stunt. He claims he is seeking a personal positive effect.

拉特尔班德的工作是鼓励人们和企业保持积极乐观,他否认要求改年龄是在炒作。他表示,他所寻求的是给自己带来的积极效应。

"Now I’m an old man. I have to save my money to give to my kids so that they can live,” said the father of seven. “But If I have that age again, I have hope again. I’m new again. The whole future is there for me again.”

这位7个孩子的父亲说道:“(在世俗的眼光里)现在我是一个老人了,我必须把钱省下来给孩子,让他们更好的生活。但如果我回到49岁,我又有希望了,我将重获新生,未来又是属于我的了。”

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

荷兰东部阿纳姆市的当地法院将会在四周内对此案做出判决。

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

不过据当地报道称,法官们对这个案件持怀疑态度,认为目前的法律机制不允许一个人改变出生日期。

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.

其中一名法官想知道拉特尔班德想抹去的这20年要怎么办。报道援引该法官的话说:“你父母那时候照顾的是谁?当年的那个小男孩是谁?”

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.

拉特尔班德表示,他因为年龄而受到了歧视,而且年龄歧视影响了他的就业机会和在约会软件Tinder上的成功率。

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"When I'm 69, I am limited. If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work," he said.

他说:“我69岁的话,会有很多限制。如果我是49岁,我就能买个新房子,换辆车。我可以干更多工作。”

"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."

“我在Tinder上的年龄显示为69岁时,没有人会理我。如果我49岁,以我现在这张脸,我将会非常抢手。”

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".

拉特尔班德还说,根据医生的检查结果,他的生理年龄才45岁,他还自称是“年轻之神”。

He went on Facebook last year to describe how he had made the decision one day standing in front of a mirror, not because he feared getting old but because he wanted to make the most of life for as long as possible.

去年,他在脸书上讲述了自己某一天站在镜子前做出了改年龄的决定,不是因为他害怕变老,而是想尽可能长久地充分利用生命。

He also said he would renounce his pension if he switched his birth date.

他还说,如果能把出生日期改过来,他愿意放弃养老金。

Ratelband says the Dutch government could benefit if it were to accept his age demand. He said he’d be happy to forfeit his monthly pension of around 1,200 euros — a concession he estimates would save nearly 300,000 euros over the 20 years he wants shaved off his age.

拉特尔班德说,如果法院接受他改年龄的要求,荷兰政府将能从中受益。他说,他很愿意放弃自己每月约1200欧元(9460元人民币)的退休金,他估计这一让步能给政府省下近30万欧元(因拉特尔班德改小年龄而免去的20年退休金)。

The Netherlands' constitution expressly prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of age.

荷兰宪法明确禁止基于年龄的就业歧视。

Mr Ratelband, a media personality and motivational guru, converted to Buddhism earlier this year.

拉特尔班德是一名媒体名人和励志演说家,今年早些时候改信佛教。

He voiced the character Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch-language version of the Pixar film Cars 2.

他曾为荷兰语版的皮克斯电影《赛车总动员2》中的弗拉基米尔·特伦考夫一角配音。

 

对于这件事,外国网友是怎么看的呢?

 

有的人觉得他放弃退休金很傻:

网友fookitup:

Plot twist: the gov accepts his demands. He becomes 49 again - and has to work 15 years to his pension. Joke's on him.
情节大转折:政府接受了他的要求。他又成了49岁——而且必须工作15年才能拿到退休金。玩笑开到自己头上了。

 

有的人支持他改年龄,但是自己却想反其道而行:

网友mudokins:

He is right!...I have 40 but I want to change to 80 to cash my pension...
他是对的!我今年40岁,但我想改成80岁,这样就能拿退休金啦……

 

有的人突发奇想,想改出生地:

网友aledirksen01 :

I want to change my birth place to Mars.
我想把出生地改成火星。

 

有的人则是冷眼旁观:

网友elmacdo:

That's what you get when reality and facts don't matter anymore.
当现实和事实不再重要,就会发生这种结果。

 

英文来源:BBC、华盛顿邮报、9GAG

编译:丹妮

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