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, there is increasing evidence that it is a discrepancy between how the brain develops and how the body develops. It is believedthat this happens in utero (in the womb).
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: kaylaluv
They are not being obtuse...you sugar coat the fact that there is a trend to normalize worrying trends
originally posted by: Cutepants
a reply to: SeaYote
That is a nice hippie sentiment, but your body and your clothes are two different things, no? In the real world it matters what your body looks like. Try going out dressed like the opposite gender from what you are, you might find that there's more to being a man or woman than clothes."
"Nice hippie sentiment" is rather dismissive of you. Your body, NOT your clothes, is exactly the point - not being comfortable in your own skin. I have compassion for how that feels; you have no idea of the range of experience I have and who I have known and loved with varying degrees of self discomfort...People I've known who went through the whole gender transition surgery and were still miserable, and were left with major lifelong health issues from the hormones and medical procedures.
I say again, no amount of surgery is going to make anyone "perfect" --- At the end of the day, you have to come to terms with whatever body you're walking around in.
We'd have a far healthier world if our culture would teach us to embrace the gifts we are born with rather than the constant bombardment of messages that we are inadequately endowed, too fat, too skinny, not sexy enough, not feminine enough, not masculine enough...blah blah blah.
The body you are born into is a gift - that's not some hippie dippy thing.edit on 12-5-2017 by SeaYote because: typoedit on 12-5-2017 by SeaYote because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: bloodymarvelous
Have you guys heard of "Body Integrity Identity Disorder"/
It's where a person feels a need to amputate a limb, because somehow they don't feel psychologically like the limb belongs there. Many of them follow through and amputate.
I imagine that the feeling is kind of like how you might feel if you had a third arm. Only one of these people might feel that way about having two arms.
Anyway, I just thought I'd throw this into the mix. See how it affects the discussion about people who similarly feel their body is anatomically the wrong gender.
I suspect we would find that both disorders have the same cause.
originally posted by: bloodymarvelous
I think many people who seek transgender surgery are just stating a preference. Just like how on many MMO's you may find a person playing a female character, and trying to pretend they are really female.
Last time I was in a porn shop, there was a sizeable section dedicated to "she male" fetish. I can't imagine there are enough people with a serious gender identity disorder to motivate a business to keep that much porn in stock.
He opposes sex reassignment surgery for transgender people. In 1979, he shut down the gender identity clinic at Johns Hopkins, explaining that a study found that most of the people who had undergone this type of surgery "had much the same problems with relationships, work, and emotions as before. The hope that they would emerge now from their emotional difficulties to flourish psychologically had not been fulfilled." He has said that medical treatment for transgender youth is “like performing liposuction on an anorexic child”, described post-operative transgender women as “caricatures of women” because the surgery failed to change many of their male traits, and stated that “The transgendered suffer a disorder of 'assumption.'” McHugh considers homosexuality to be an “erroneous desire” and supported California Proposition 8. He co-authored a criticism of medical treatment for transgender youth published by the American College of Pediatricians.