posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 06:27 PM
a reply to: Annee
Some of the things I have read in regards to gender dysphoria are in deep conflict sometimes with one another, I do not always conclude because a
psychologist says so as fact especially when the research is apparently cited in many cases as "case by case" basis. Other incindental "facts" by
internet sources will cite things requiring mental gymnastics to not only locate the book but also find the pages and research associated with the
I often find this
cited in regards to apparently "well known" cases of this "gender identity" issue yet can't find the parts of it that are so relevant to the supposed
"well known" throughout history cases of the phenomenon, also alot of this research I find is only really discussed much in the early of the 2000's
and before which this over whelming research is not very easy to find in either the library or the internet as a source of hard science in both
anthropology and sociology. I understand isolated places and India are often used as examples the social and religious beliefs of these cultures
support much more then the idea a child is confused about whether male or female, ironically lesser developed or less tech saavy or developed nations
just want their children to live and be healthy. I am not sure the "facts" reflect the truth all the time and in the gender identity crisis of 2016
(apparently) is one of the times I do not believe the facts tell the truth as like I said before, case by case basis and this "supposed to be very
uncommon" mental illness is being taught-ed as mainstream issues seems very suspicious to me and my limited understanding and questioning nature of
the news and main stream internet sources.
Here is one example:
Gender identity disorder may be as old as humanity. Cultural anthropologists and other scientists have observed a number of cross-gender behaviors
in classical and Hindu mythology, Western and Asian classical history, and in many late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century pre-literate cultures.
This consistent record across cultures and time lends support to the notion that the disorder may be, at least in part, biological in origin. Not all
behavioral scientists share this conclusion, however.
Here is the statement
And below these are the sources:
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Fourth edition, text revised. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association,
2000. Gelder, Michael, Richard Mayou, and Philip Cowen. Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Wilson, Josephine F. Biological Foundations of Human Behavior. New York: Harcourt, 2002. PERIODICALS Green, R. "Family concurrence of 'gender
dysphoria': ten sibling or parent-child pairs." Archives of Sexual Behavior 29, no. 5 (2000): 499-507. Marks, I., R. Green, and D. Mataix-Cols. "Adult
gender identity disorder can remit." Comprehensive Psychiatry 41, no. 4 (2000): 273-275. Zucker, K. J., N. Beaulieu, S. J. Bradley, G. M. Grimshaw,
and A. Wilcox. "Handedness in boys with gender identity disorder." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 42, no. 6 (2001): 767-776 Read more:
They have more sources in the form of "organizations" but if I can find the information they speak of out of research (all of which are very recent
and I have a hard time finding the over whelming evidence" then I do not bother there as it more then likely just parrots the same information with
the same information which is out of context and very confusing.
I think that that the whole gender identity thing may effect some people truly, but mostly I think this is an issue of nurture rather then nature.
I did look into this 2016 "issue" because someone a member here actually Freija has always been very nice to me and supportive of my art work and in a
thread awhile ago I said something that may have offended this person, I was given information to look at to make a better opinion of the matter so I
did look a little deeper, my stance has not changed much in regards to things I have said before in other threads.
If anything reading more into it I am more confused then anything because as I was trying to state before, the academics and respective and relative
sciences do not agree with one another. I do not hate people as an ignorant biggot, especially confused children yet my gut feeling especially after
looking closer still leads me to believe this is an agenda driven issue that is more nurtured then it is based by "case by case" natures of a very
limited group of individuals.
edit on 5-6-2016 by Brotherman because: (no reason given)