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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I have to wonder what role social pressures play in gender dysphoria. There is certainly some self-obsession going on and for some being transgender has the bonus of attention from others. It's a very alien concept to me personally and knowing only 1 fully post-op trans person has only reinforced that view of attention seeking.
originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: PhatalError
If someone has already mentioned this please forgive me as I only read the first page, but it is my opinion that transgenderism is caused by a hormone imbalance and has really come to the forefront in recent years because of all of the added hormones in our food supply. They give hormones to all of the animals we consume and the hormones are then passed to us, aggravating the already existing hormonal imbalances that a lot of people have. JMHO.
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: yuppa
That´s really sad. What do you think, is the way that community presents itself in public helpful to you?
Honest question. I wrote something similar like the poster you answered too but didn´t state everyone (basically those who are in hormon change during teenage phase being a bit confused).
I had a friend that was a bit confused by hormones, I recently talked to her about that on her birthdayparty in a calm face to face moment. Regarding the actual transgender discussions and how she felt (tomboyish) when she was young and how she always told me she´d like to have a penis.
She laughed and told me that was gone after puberty. Even though we we´re best friends, I never asked her that question until lately. I wrote it here somewhere else, what a coincidence. Could be this thread? I´m getting old...
It supposedly also had to do with her brother being more worth than her and her sisters so there´s that also.
originally posted by: rickymouse
These people would not be transgender if someone did not convince them it was an option. People do not have to be far female or far male, there is an area all over in the middle, and even being gay is acceptable in my mind. I do not care if someone crossdresses, it urks me that someone changes their body at great expense with money being funneled into the medical and pharma industries along with increased business for the Psychiatric profession for something that is not necessary.
They are just gullable and want to have an identity based on their desired sex. There are mates for everyone, but these people are being led to believe they will never find someone to fulfil their other half properly. It is a big scam. I do not believe they are skitzo or mentally ill...well, maybe some of them may be a little nuts. Society seems to be pushing these sex changes now, that is not right. People need to keep their nose out of reinforcing a person's belief that this will make them better, most times it just makes them poorer.
originally posted by: yuppa
Hah. No my life would still suck just in different ways.
originally posted by: Mahogany
a reply to: PhatalError
I do not believe so but anything is possible. At this point we do not know the cause of pretty much anything medical, on the grand scale of things.
Interesting thought though. It opens up the possibility to many other things being due to schizophrenia.
Imagine seeing a burning bush and hearing someone talk to you: schizo.
Imagine hearing god and talking to him through your daily prayer: schizo.
Seeing aliens and getting abducted: schizo.
Interacting with ghosts or hearing things in your house: schizo.
Can you discount religion being started by schizophrenics and then it just caught on? None of us can, any more than Gay or Transgender people are schizophrenic.
Here is an interesting thought to me... being gay appears to be normal in the nature. Some 3% of the animals in hetero species still engage in gay sex. This does not help the species thrive but it still happens.
So at the very least, gay is normal and represented everywhere in nature, among many species and sub-species.
However, is there transgender in the nature? Will we ever know since animals can't talk to us? Does your male cat actually feel female? Does that female hippo wish she had a dong?