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Friday, November 18, 2011

Dysphoria Does NOT Equal Trans-A Weekly Reminder

Dysphoria does NOT equal trans!

Transition does not CURE dysphoria!

Dysphoria can only begin to be helped through a clear, critical understanding of how and why it develops.

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28 comments:

  1. 1. I'm trans.
    2. Dysphoria doesn't = trans I 100% agree! bout damn time.

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  2. what is the evidence that trans people usually stay dysphoric post transition? links?

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  3. Check out YouTube videos (which FtM's themselves claim as most important "community" for themselves) if you don't believe they stay dysphoric. Most begin with chest dysphoria. Then after top surgery and "t" (and after a year or 2 jumping for joy for every facial hair, etc) they all suffer from a crushing bottom dysphoria (women like charles asher make videos every few months about it.)
    It's beyond sad, and I think it's really important to think about what dysphoria really is and not just taking what appears to be the easy fix (transitioning)and ending up miserable for life.

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  4. Ano 4:35

    Hahaha..
    I have been on testosterone for over 2 year, have had cheat surgery over a year ago. And I have no dysphoria what so ever. I feel no "bottom" dysphoria. Every transguy is not the same.
    I'm happy with my life and with my body as it's right now, there's nothing more to do, so why feel bad about it?

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  5. 2 years is not a long time
    unless you're very young

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  6. Anon@6:32am, "Happy" trans females do not follow my blog hun. And dysphoria is a body issue and hardly limited to breasts and pussys.

    dirt

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  7. Some who 'follow' your blog for pure entertainment hun. *smirks*

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  8. No need to lie Anon, because clearly there's nothing "entertaining" about the suffering of females. Unless you're some kind of sick sadist.

    dirt

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  9. http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2011/11/student-paper-publishes-article-advocating-rape/

    Not to derail this precious exchange but I think this is worth EVERYONE'S attention.

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  10. I totally appreciate the reminders. I'm butch and dysphoric and have thought in the past that meant trans. But, am getting a grip that it just means dysphoric.

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  11. It took me over 2 decades to realize this. Im glad that this trans trend wasn't prevalent when I was a kid, otherwise I could have fallen prey to it. I am happy to say that I am a healthy, athletic, strong and balanced female. It took a lot of work and self acceptance.. But it was worth it:) I feel complete and that is more valuable than anything else.

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  12. I definitely follow your blog for a good laugh once in a while. It's also good to know what is being said about trans people as a trans person. I dont agree with the things you say, but sometimes it's good to read so I can post my own opinions. Hopefully I'll get through to some of your followers someday.

    Also, I experience no dysphoria whatsoever. Never in my life have I had lower dysphoria. I havent had chest surgery yet and most of the time I don't even bind. That doesn't give me dysphoria either. T is something I knew I wanted, I don't rely on it to cure me of anything. I have absolutely no regrets about my decision.

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  13. You wouldnt have "transitioned" if you didnt have body hatred/uncomfortableness.

    No one "transitions" because they love their body.

    And I'm sure you can find "laughs" elsewhere given the WWW, and yet you find yourself here. No happy well adjusted trans person reads this blog.

    dirt

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  14. sexchangeregret.com

    Created by a doctor who transitioned, regretted and re-transitioned back.

    very interesting stuff. he can also be found on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/returnedhome#p/a/u/1/QgwrNfZaq2c

    There has been a study also done about transexual transition regret, the entire study can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21364939

    from the study: "Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity [diseased state] than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism."

    "Female-to-males, but not male-to-females, had a higher risk for criminal convictions than their respective birth sex controls."

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  15. @ Anon 8:50pm
    "sexchangeregret.com

    Created by a doctor who transitioned, regretted and re-transitioned back"
    Yeah that "Dr" Walt Heyer is also a evangelical christian who uses the exact same rhetoric and terminology on his blog as this blog EXCEPT he hates "Homosexuals" AND Trans people. He also believes jesus can get rid of LGBQT "lifestyles". Just read some of his blogs. Also check out "transchristians.org" and click on the "Ex ex Trans" link then click on "Walt Heyer".

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  16. Let's see Transgender people try to explain their way out of this http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/transgender-woman-arrested-injecting-fix-a-flat-patient-rear-article-1.980273

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  17. Anon @ 12:09,

    What was the purpose of that link again? Clearly, that doctor was crazy. What does that have to do with hmm...ANYTHING? At least be remotely relevant with the ridiculousness. Gee.

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  18. Dirt, I hate how you think you know how I feel better than I do. Not everybody makes change to their bodies because they need to or because they hate their body. I don't hate my body but that doesn't mean I couldnt change it. I wanted my speaking voice to be deeper so I could be recognized on the phone and when my voice was deeper, I stopped T. So, no, I didn't/don't have body dysphoria.

    I am a happy trans person. I don't follow your blog for advice or help. I read your blog to try and let your followers know how wrong you can be. When someone is speaking out against trans people, of course I'm going to want to defend myself or point out your flawed logic.

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  19. " I wanted my speaking voice to be deeper so I could be recognized on the phone and when my voice was deeper, I stopped T. "
    You wanted to appear male over the phone?

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  20. Just so you know Anon, your voice is a product of your FEMALE body.

    dirt

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  21. "thesmokinggun.com

    Morris was arrested after injecting a woman seeking butt implants with a mixture of cement, super glue, mineral oil, and Fix-A-Flat tire mender."

    As a transman i would just like to say...
    hahahahahaha

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  22. Anon 12:09 - "Let's see Transgender people try to explain their way out of this http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/transgender-woman-arrested-injecting-fix-a-flat-patient-rear-article-1.980273"

    Why exactly do trans people need to "explain THEIR way out of this?" This is not a trans issue, it's a criminal issue. That's like saying to you all, how are the butch lesbians going to explain their way out of this ... http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=34415

    Listen carefully... all trans people aren't criminals, and all butch lesbians aren't baby rapers. The histrionics are getting old.

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  23. Dirt has no problem with lesbians fiddling with other women against their will, just check out some of her "erotica" posts where she writes about Lesbians using their authority to sexually assault women.

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  24. @ GallusMag

    Well my friends call me by my preferred name and everything. Everybody I know is respectful and I feel no need to change my body. The only problem was my voice. I have no problem with my body but everybody confused me with my sister over the phone. Plus, putting down my preferred name for job applications and then calling with a female voice would just confuse mangers all the time. It was simply complicating my life, so I did something about it. Now, my voice is kind of androgynous and I'm still as comfortable with my body as before. I suppose what I'm trying to say by explaining my personal situation is that every trans person is different and every journey is different. Not everybody wants surgery and facial hair. Not everybody has body dysphoria. Its different for everybody :)

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  25. Anon 2:22 - you don't need to justify yourself to these women. They don't have ANY desire to hear your story and attempt to understand you - they want to ridicule you and mock you. Any time a trans person posts his/her experince here when baited to do so, they are then picked apart and humiliated.

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  26. Thanks for explaining Anon @2:22. I wasn't sure if I was understanding you correctly.
    :)

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  27. "Everybody I know is respectful and I feel no need to change my body. The only problem was my voice. I have no problem with my body but everybody confused me with my sister over the phone. Plus, putting down my preferred name for job applications and then calling with a female voice would just confuse mangers all the time. It was simply complicating my life, so I did something about it."

    Except most people would consider something like voice coaching, rather than considering taken testosterone to alter you body so as to alter your voice!

    As Dirt said, your voice is a product of your body, and you changed your body to change your voice, hence still dysphoria, even if once removed.

    "They don't have ANY desire to hear your story and attempt to understand you - they want to ridicule you and mock you." O lordie, a LONG-WINDED way of saying they might DISAGREE with you! That's hardly news, given the headline of this blog. Of course, as is usual with the trans cant, daring to disagree seems to count as ridicule/mocking and plain ole transphobia as soon as you say the least thing.

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  28. "Plus, putting down my preferred name for job applications and then calling with a female voice would just confuse mangers all the time."

    A lesbian friend of mine legally changed her name to a shortened version, which happened to be confused with a male name, and yes, people DID get confused because they expected to see a man -- she thought it was funny, and a good example of how many preconceptions people have based just on a name!

    Let's face it, confusing people based on their gendered assumptions is a GOOD thing -- plus if the person concerned was from a different country, how many of us would KNOW, just based on the name, if they were male or female? It shouldn't matter to managers, so why, to save their confusion, would it be necessary to take T to lower your voice? Seems a bloody drastic thing to do just to save a bit of confusion! Let them be confused..........

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