This is in regards to your youtube video: Trans Woman : “I’m Glad I Didn’t Transition. I’m Terrified For Kids Today.”
That person is not trans. They have other issues and I am glad therapy is helping them, but they are not Trans. When people have GID they must transition, if people could just be talked out of it, people would take that easy route.
You have as much chance of praying the gay away as you do solving being transsexual with therapy. If someone claimed to have had the gay prayed away you would conclude that they are lying for political reasons or they never were gay to begin with and that is also the conclusion I have for this person.
There are alot of people who for whatever reason want to be considered trans and they simply are not. Having gender confusion or other issues does not make you transsexual.
I remember standing in the bathroom holding a knife to my dick trying to talk myself up on cutting the treasonous bastard off. I didn’t transition, though I do “go girl” from time to time and present feminine on line a lot.
If I could snap my fingers and have been born a girl I would. In a heartbeat. I loathe a great deal of myself on account of being male. It has fueled depression and anxiety, crippling social anxiety especially.
To say that I must transition is full on bullshit. Suicide rates don’t really go down after transitioning, and transitioning won’t fix the other issues.
Even worse for your point, Chanel, the trans community is constantly telling me that I’m #truscum or a filthy #transmedicalist when I say the non-dysphoric people make it worse for the dysphoric.
Okay but there is something to be said for even being able to talk about it? Is there a spectrum of gender dysphoria? I know there is a finite diagnosis but is there a spectrum within that diagnosis and did he receive a diagnosis? I can't recall from the video. You can't talk about alternatives for trans people without being labeled transphobic. I honestly believe trans people shouldn't be part of the LGBT movement. Gender Dysphoria is a mental health disorder and there is no shame in that and anyone who says or tries to say differently is a hypocrite because they tell me there is no shame in being mentally ill yet everytime it comes down to trans people they step on mental health to elevate what being trans is above mental health to avoid the shame of association.
If trans people were removed from the LGBT movement the political aspect would be less of an issue and there would be less damage done to an vulnerable group of people who have a high suicide rate and as many comorbid mental health diagnosis as any other person who experiences mental illness. Plus I think we'd make better allies because we have more in common, having gender dysphoria is a medical diagnosis it has a medical basis and there is tragedy and a sense of loss for some people in that feeling.
If the catholic church said they you couldn't treat any bipolar or schizophrenic person who believed they were conversing with God because it was a hate crime that would be absolutely barbaric, and if it made it impossible to discuss and essentially a taboo to pull sick people away from the church because of it that would be horrible. That is how I see the LGBT movement's treatment of trans people.
Trans people deserve options, care, therapy, research and due to the complications of a comorbid diagnosis the potential in how it would affect a disability status could help them a lot and people who don't politicize their already very demanding disorder that requires a huge adjustment in life. I know a lot of people who are trans are thriving but a lot arent. Just like depression you can find adequate treatment without any medication or you can require ECT, medication, and all the things any person with minor depression would need to do for themselves to get better. Bipolar and schizophrenics will always need to take medication or they can harm themselves or others. Maybe people with gender dysphoria could take antipsychotics too to alliviate their discomfort, how do we know? What kind of research is done? Has it been done? We know mentally ill people used to get lobotomies will we look back in 50-100 years and see what we do now to trans people as horrifying? If they genuinely want to transition all the more power to them but we have a responsibility to talk about it openly and give people all their options. I'm not talking about praying the gay away.
Everyone should be able to live their lives as they want to I don't begrudge anyone that personally, but a mentally ill person with schizophrenia eating out of a garbage can experiencing psychosis and living as a homeless person rejecting medication only has the appearance of free will, they regain free will once psychosis is removed. An addict regains free will when they are free of their drug dependency. This is the same for a lot of mental health conditions. It's not the same as making a decision about pain, ask a person in pain if they want to end their lives and they may say yes until you neutralize the pain. You can say a transition does that but that isn't true as people who transition still experience gender dysphoria, it's not a cure, it's the only way they are made more comfortable. If transition was not the only answer would people accept that there was a better solution or would they call it prejudice? I'm betting it wouldn't be received well. Do trans people have free will to decide on these surgeries when they have gender dysphoria?
Sorry if there was some part of this that didn't make sense, I tried to go through it to make sure but I have trouble concentrating.
One, that person did try to transition but that is not really the issue for me. The issue is that this is clearly an issue of mental health though no one wants to say that out loud. Just whisper it. It is also not correct to equate it to being gay. Gay is a sexual orientation and has nothing to do with your physical health and well being. The fact that at one point those who were same sex attracted and those labeled as "cross dressers" were both criticized by mainstream society doesn't mean that they are remotely similar at their core. Witchcraft and women who worked outside the home were also critiqued but we didn't add them to the movement (yet). Who and what you are attracted to is not a mental health issue that causes distress to the individual. People's reaction to it cause distress -sometimes.
Transexualism or transgenderism is not studied enough or even objectively. It is usually a transperson who creates the study. I've read at least twenty studies that if it were any other subject would not have made it past an IRB for lack of study population to perform statistics. Moreover, studies on the increased prevalence of it being related to social issues and interactions have been shelved. Transactivism has become detrimentally political.
It is treated not like any other mental disorder and the same people saying there should not be shaming for mental health issues get angry when you call it one. It is the only mental health condition that we indulge. Schizophrenia and depression are not states we attempt to
I think you may be missing the point that Arielle and her guest were making. You are right in saying that he isn't/wasn't transgender. The question is, would he have been diagnosed as transgender/transsexual today? I think it is likely he would!
If you have total faith in the ability of doctors and/or therapists to diagnose transgenderism, then you can rest easy. For me, I think we are going to look back at this time with a whole different set of eyes and wonder at how foolish we were.