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The whole otherkin deflection is such a stupid slippery slope argument
originally posted by: 3daysgone
...If one identifies with something that they were born different from it is stupid, unless it isn't stupid.
i mean youre welcome to your beliefs dude.
It literally was only a few years ago that gender identity anomalies were called DISORDERS in the very psychiatric manuals that more recently have changed their nomenclature to be less offensive. I say thats the result of a very powerful lobby
Transsexuality is an individual's unshakable conviction of belonging to the opposite sex,resulting in a request for sex-reassignment surgery.
According that opening statement and definition, the inverse would mean that if the person did not pursue sexual reassignment surgery they would not be included in the "transsexuality" category, would it not?
Transsexuality is the most extreme gender-identity disorder, distinguished by the unshakable conviction of belonging to the opposite sex, which often leads to a request for sex-reassignment surgery (Blanchard, 1993; Cohen-Kettenis and Gooren, 1999). Most of the current hypotheses on the possible cause of transsexuality presume a combination of a genetic background and an early organizational effect on the interaction of sex hormones with the developing brain during critical fetal periods (Green and Keverne, 2000; Van Goozen et al., 2002; Swaab, 2003b, 2004; Henningsson et al., 2005; Bentz et al., 2008; Berglund et al., 2008; Ramachandran and McGeoch, 2007, 2008; Swaab, 2007). It should be noted that sexual differentiation of the brain occurs later in development and can, therefore, in principle be influenced independently of genital sexual differentiation (Swaab, 2007). The resulting modifications in brain structures in transsexual people are hypothesized to be the basis of the gender-identity disorder. Our BSTc findings support this hypothesis.
Gray matter is a major part of the central nervous system that is composed mostly of neuronal cell bodies. While men generally have greater amounts of grey and white matter than women (due to men’s larger body mass and consequently larger brain size), women generally possess a greater grey matter-to-white matter ratio and thicker layers of grey matter in specific cortical areas compared to men. It has been found that homosexual women have relatively less gray matter than heterosexual women in the ventral cerebellum, left ventral premotor cortex, temporo-basal cortex, and most significantly, in the left perirhinal cortex. No difference in amount of gray matter was found between heterosexual and homosexual men."
Also, why not taking into account the potential role of endocrine mimicking chemicals in our environment? As if thats an inconsequential factor in human brain development when we KNOW fetuses are sporting rocketfuel and pesticides in their blood in utero along with many other unsavory chemical delights."
Way to ignore everything I just said. I didn't say otherkin were stupid, I said your argument was stupid. You're deliberately leaving out that gender is genetically determined in humans, but we do not have the possibility to be born a different species. Im just repeating myself to two brick walls here, so reread my previous post if you actually desire to learn something.