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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Transgender Stealth Anxiety Disorder

With inept diagnoses, unthought-out monstrous treatment, no forethought or care for post treatment day to day living, tragic though it is, we shouldn't be at all surprised that the treatment for Gender Dysphoria (GID repackaged by the DSM) creates other disorders while claiming to cure the original (GD).

After the first small wave of early Trans Trending females (post queer theory) and the massive transition of trans females (mostly lesbian youths) in the last five years, one such NEW disorder has arisen to stalk/plague the Trans female community-Transgender Stealth Anxiety Disorder.

The primary goal the female who transitions aspires to, is passing as the biological sex they were not naturally born. Relieving dysphoria is a by product of the primary goal, despite it being the primary goal the Mental Health Community outlines in the DSM. Great care, study, and effort goes into passing not merely before transition but years and years into the life long treatment that is transition.

Like an actor researching for an Oscar worthy role, the trans female patient studies the males around her, on television, in the street and wherever she encounters them for clues on how to be a something she knows intimately that she isn't-a man. Once she begins passing as a biological man to the general public/strangers etc, with lightening speed her mind darts between men and herself, herself and men.  This ceaseless, sizing, measuring, quantifying herself against a male backdrop creates an endless pathological inner hyper distressing dialogue. The question at the end of each of these inner conversations is something like can they tell I'm not a real man? There is a deep pathological fear of being found out for who SHE truly is once she begins passing.

The Primary Symptoms of Transgender Stealth Anxiety Disorder are as follows:

  • Hypervigilance
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia 
  • Hypersensitivity (to perceived criticism)
  • ‏Narcissism/Egocentrism
Secondary Symptoms
  • Mood swings/Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties (with peers/partners/families)
  • Anger/Hostility
  • Defensiveness

Currently this disorder has no known treatment or cure.

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  1. Completely right on.

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  2. Wow, this is amazing and I know one specific "man" this describes PERFECTLY! If anyone needs proof this is accurate go check out Alexander Jasper-Jay (Xander Pander) on YouTube. "He" fits this to a t.

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  3. The stupidest load of dribble I have ever heard. You must really have a lot of time on your hands to worry so severely about something that has no effect on your life whatsoever. The hate you facilitate and breed on this blog against our fellow humans is utterly disgusting. I pray for you.

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  4. Spot on.
    I saw too many vids on YouTube of F2T with depressions and anxiety. It must be so hard to pretend to be something you're not. It's a lie to yourself and that's eating you up.

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  5. does it even occur to u that it ISNT a "trend" but rather being transgender is slowly becoming more and more accepted and less looked down upon in the past? how many gays came out of the closet 100 years ago? not even 10% of the amount of gays out of the closet now....why? because society is becoming more accepting .....so no this is not a "trend" or "fad" like u so often claim....trans people are becoming more open because of society changing.....as they see their peers coming out of the closet, as our rights are finally being given to us, as people are becoming more understanding....trans people are coming out....thats just the way things work....look how many gay people are out of hte closet and living happily now than compared to 100 years ago...they were shunned just like we are....so they were forced to live in the closet....as we move into the future more and more people will be coming out as trans...but not cause its a trend....its cause society is becoming more accepting....so if u are expecting this "trend" to stop u will be disapointed.....as the more time goes by and the more society accepts us....more and more of us will come out and be proud to be trans....just how people are proud and out to be gay now

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    1. No actually it's becoming more common because the 'treatment' is now more available. Before surgery and hormone treatments it was virtually non-existent, now it's everywhere.
      There is not such thing as 'trans' people until they have the treatment, they are just people who want to be the opposite sex. It's no minority or oppressed group or any shit like that.

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  6. “This ceaseless, sizing, measuring, quantifying herself against a male backdrop creates an endless pathological inner hyper distressing dialogue. The question at the end of each of these inner conversations is something like can they tell I'm not a real man?”

    Sadly, this form of mental distress is also suffered by vast numbers of “real men”, i.e. native males, typically most severely in adolescence, but also well into adulthood. They unendingly compare and measure their own physical appearance and bearing, their attitudes and thought patterns, against those of a fictional and crushingly restrictive (hyper)masculine “model”. This form of mental self-mutilation was always vigorously opposed by the gay liberation movement of the 1970s and 80s, and even more so by lesbian feminists. It has always puzzled me why the modern gay and “queer” movements should regard it as positive and “liberating” in a cross-gender context, especially when accompanied by actual physical self-mutilation as well.

    Perhaps the saddest side-light on this phenomenon is that a competent stage performer (drag king or drag queen) is often more “convincing” than those who insist, in defiance of the clear evidence of their biology, that they are “really” male/female. Whatever reservations you may have about such performances (and I have many), they must at least count as a more joyful way of “playing with gender”, if you think that's a useful thing to do.

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  7. “This ceaseless, sizing, measuring, quantifying herself against a male backdrop creates an endless pathological inner hyper distressing dialogue. The question at the end of each of these inner conversations is something like can they tell I'm not a real man?”

    Sadly, this form of mental distress is also suffered by vast numbers of “real men”, i.e. native males, typically most severely in adolescence, but also well into adulthood. They unendingly compare and measure their own physical appearance and bearing, their attitudes and thought patterns, against those of a fictional and crushingly restrictive (hyper)masculine “model”. This form of mental self-mutilation was always vigorously opposed by the gay liberation movement of the 1970s and 80s, and even more so by lesbian feminists. It has always puzzled me why the modern gay and “queer” movements should regard it as positive and “liberating” in a cross-gender context, especially when accompanied by actual physical self-mutilation as well.

    Perhaps the saddest side-light on this phenomenon is that a competent stage performer (drag king or drag queen) is often more “convincing” than those who insist, in defiance of the clear evidence of their biology, that they are “really” male/female. Whatever reservations you may have about such performances (and I have many), they must at least count as a more joyful way of “playing with gender”, if you think that's a useful thing to do.

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  8. To Anonymous October 16 at 6:05 AM:
    “You must really have a lot of time on your hands to worry so severely about something that has no effect on your life whatsoever.”
    I understand you to be saying: “Keep your nose out of our business, sister!” But, as lesbians and as gay men, it IS our business. Firstly, because until frighteningly recently, a common “analysis” of homosexuality was that “femme” gay men and “butch” lesbians were, as many trans claim to be, “women in men's bodies” and vice versa, while their butch male or femme female partners were “normals” somehow sucked in to our pathology or perversion. Indeed, many gay people of both sexes bought into and internalized this notion: in the now defunct British gay slang Polari, the word “omie” meant “man”, and “palone” meant woman; the commonest way to refer to a gay man was “omie-palone”, and a lesbian “palone-omie”. Rejection of such terms was a way of de-gendering our relationships, in the ultimate hope that one day even relationships between women and men might be similarly degendered.
    At that time, when gay and lesbian stock was low, transsexuals, along with transvestites (“transgender” is a newer coinage) were keen to distance themselves from us. But now, and this is my second reason, there is a concerted move by trans to link themselves with us, perhaps not colonization but certainly entry-ism. The most “radical” trans activists claim that we all (lesbians and gays) are in some way “trans” too. Maybe on some level we are. But when you steal our imaginative and poetic resources and transform them into something literal and brutal, then of course that's our business. A British actor, encouraged as a child by his mother to take part in school plays, was “caught” by his father in costume. “Why's that boy dressed as a girl?”, the latter asked. “I'm not a girl”, was the reply, “I'm a princess.” And here's a thing a don't often reveal, “Princess” was my own nickname (camp name) when I was 18 or 19. My age now would favour casting in the role of wicked step-Queen, which can be fun too, But in my dreams I can still be a princess, rescued by brave Captain Big from the Wicked Demon King Dirt (feel free to reverse roles!).
    Sorry for that diversion into my bizarre fantasy life, but faced with, and trying to understand the trans lobby, I do feel a bit like an intelligent Christian (yes, there are such) faced with fundamentalists who insist there really was an old guy called Noah, who really did build a wooden boat etc etc.
    My Anonymous October 16 friend, I hope you can believe that we we are not randomly vicious, but simply that we must defend ourselves. Thank you for praying for Dirt, if that part of your message was sincere. I have lit a candle for you, but you will understand that I cannot form any more specific intention than for your general well-being.

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  9. A good number of trans folk are sucking up all the oxygen in the world...at least temporarily. In time things will balance out. There will be some gender neutral bathrooms,women will refuse to compete with trans females in sports, and sick violent criminals will be kept in their own prison cells away from real women.

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  10. petre the difference between a butch woman and a trans man is night and day...same with a femme man and trans woman....some trans men are femme even...and some trans women are butch....just because u are a butch woman or femme man doesnt put u in the position to say everyone who is trans is just like u are....u never walked a day in our shoes and dont know what its like and what we go through....so stop assuming that just because YOU as an individual are a butch woman or femme man and that makes sense to you.....that every trans person is just confused and are just like u....being trans has nothing to do with being butch or femme, or gay or straight, in the slightest....i know trans men who are more femme than 99% of cis men and i know trans women who are more butch than 99% of cis women...there are gay trans men and lesbian trans women....i wish it were as simple as u were making it out to be but its not....trans people are killing themselves every day from having to deal with being born into the wrong body....let me ask u something, this goes to all the cis gender people reading this actually....to cis women...how would u feel if u woke up one morning and had a hairy male chest and a penis and testicles between your legs? and to cis men....how would u feel if u woke up one morning and had breasts and a vagina between your legs?...think about that for a while, let it sink in and shut the fuck up and stop assuming shit about people when u have no idea what their life is like

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  11. there are also femme trans men who are STRAIGHT and like WOMEN ONLY....and butch trans women who are STRAIGHT and like MEN only....u can be a femme man and be straight or be a butch woman and straight...and like i said i know tons of effeminate trans men, whether they are gay or straight, that make most cis femme men look butch....and i know tons of trans women, gay or straight, who make most butch women look femme....its not so black and white like u make it out to be....your narrowminded viewpoint is both false and outdaded....are you like in your 50s or 60s or something? get with the times, as we gain more acceptance in society we are more encouraged to publically express our identities without the risk of being killed or bashed or insulted or humiliated....trans acceptance in this world should be celebrated....instead u are trying to shove us all back into the closet because u are a bitter old man or woman who doesnt want society to change

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  12. Trans keep lying to themselves doesn't mean I buy their bull. Biology is what it is & they can not argue or change their physcial REALITY.

    Deep inside they have to die everyday knowing they are posers trying to fake their way through life.

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  13. Many trans claim to be more feminine or more masculine then naturally born females and males. Because they ape the characteristics of gender, gobs of makeup, sporting artificially induced facial hair, they believe they trump reality. Again do what you want,but the rest of the world won't suspend rational thought forever.

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  14. biology is also responsible for babies born with all types of anomalies, diseases, deformities...who is to say a baby being born the wrong gender is so out of reach?...sounds like some of u are really angry at trans people....for being out and themselves...u are lashing out at us cause u are unhappy with yourselves...may even be closet "trannies" .....u know they say homophobic people are much more likely to be closet gays than people who are accepting of gay people...i think the same could be applied to a lot of you....just because u dont have hte courage to come out as trans and are jealous of us changing our bodies to match our minds/brains and souls....just because u are ashamed with yourself and cant come out doesnt mean u gotta take your self hatred out on us trans people who are living our lives as best we can to be as happy as we can be....whether its hormones or surgeries, both, happiness is key....all that matters in the world is love and happiness....if someone is happy going on hormones and getting surgeries to make themselves the right sex why do u feel the need to rain on their parade?

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  15. we arent hurting anyone by transitioning...so whats your deal?... we are doing it to feel happy and free...u dont understand how liberating it is for us to be on the right hormones and getting these surgeries to feel at peace and have harmony of body and mind

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  16. CITATION. FUCKING. NEEDED.

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  17. I have enough courage to stand by my gender by birth and with my sisters, dealing with the second class citizenship given to the women of the world. We won't be pushed aside by aggressive males now in women's drag or the women who run screaming from being born female. The evidence suggests that the majority of life's problems do not suddenly disappear when one transitions. How horrible to realize the missteps made.

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  18. Ever notice how some trans people vacilate between accusations of lesbian self hatred and spewing vile anti-lesbian remarks? Very clear where the self hatred really lies.

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  19. a cis gendered man would run screaming too if he woke up one morning and had breasts on his pecs and a vagina between his legs and didnt have a penis anymore....what makes u think trans men dont experience the same thing? we want to eliminate our female bodies and turn them male because we are MEN/GUYS and were supposed to be born MALE....i would have no problem having a female body if i were a girl/woman but im not...being trans got nothing to do with women being 2nd class citicenz (which to me doesnt even make sense because women have just as many rights as men now)....and those "men" u call in "drag" are women...expressing themselves as the women THEY ARE....how dare u try and oppress us like u are and shame us....it wasnt long ago homosexuals were oppressed and looked down upon....u idiots got the upper hand now and think u can walk all over us and judge us when u have no idea what life is like being trans....gay people of all people should know not to shit on someones identity and self expression....and not shit on the fact trans people are just living the way that makes them happy....being trans isnt a choice just like being gay isnt a choice....and it wasnt long ago society felt being gay was a sickness and a choice.....now us trans people are going through the same shit u gays went through 40 years ago and instead of sticking up for us u backstab us....im sure some of the older people here can remember how hard it was being gay back in the day....htats the same shit trans people haveto deal with on a daily basis....u have some fucking nerve trying to shame us into staying in the closet....out of all people u should understand what its like to be looked at like a freak by society, or mentally ill, or "confused" or people telling u being gay is a "choice"....u are no different than the homophobic idiots running around sayin the same shit about u....do u believe u are mentally ill cause u are gay? do u believe u are just "confused" do u believe being gay is a "choice"....if not what the fuck gives u the entitlement to say being trans is a choice or that we are confused or ill.....ure not fucking better than homophobes that fucking kill gay people because they DONT UNDERSTAND and people are threatened by things they dont understand....so why dont u just admit u dont understand us rather than oppress us the way your oppressers did that to u....some of u people that post here are really sick human beings, u are evil and i hope u someday recognize your faults....seriously u are the ones who need therapy....why cant u let people live their lives the way they need/want to and be happy

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  20. why does it make u so miserable to see trans people coming out and transitioning and finally feeling a sense of peace of mind, happiness and harmony between body and mind? r u so unhappy with your life that u gotta try and bring everyone down with u?

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  21. i could go right back at u and say all butch women are really men trapped in female bodies and dont realize it or say all femme men are really women trapped in male bodies....but that is illogical and makes no sense...makes as much sense as the nonsense u are spewing about us....look at the other side of the coin....do u think what i said was ridiculous and u cant fathom it?? well thats how i feel when u say the shit u do about trans people....u saying all trans men are just butch women and all trans women are just femme men is the exact same as me accusing all butch women of really being closet trans men and all femme men being closet trans women.....but at least i can realize taht everyone is different and just because i personally cant relate to you, doesnt mean u arent who u say u are....i believe there are butch women and femme men who are not even remotely trans...and i dont need to walk a day in your shoes to acknowledge and respect your identity and who u are....being butch or femme, or straight or gay has nothing to do with being trans....even though i cant relate to being a cis gender butch woman or cis gender femme man doesnt mean im not gonna respect you and who u say u are and how u ID and accept your identity as truth....i accept your identities as true, why? because u say so....and that should be enough....i dontt needa get inside your head or walk in your shoes to believe you and feel u are truly butch women or femme men and that is that...just because i cant relate doesnt mean i cant respect u and take your word for it

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  22. Ever notice how some trans people vacilate between accusations of lesbian self hatred and spewing vile anti-lesbian remarks? Very clear where the self hatred really lies.

    Yes, it happens all the time. At the same time they spew vile anti-lesbian, they say, "I'm not homophobic or lesbian phobic". Damn dykes!

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  23. @October 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    we want to eliminate our female bodies and turn them male because we are MEN/GUYS

    Females cannot completely eliminate their female bodies. No amount of testosterone or surgery will ever make a female male. I'm sorry, but it's not going to happen. There are 14 and 15 year old girls who say they are "pre everything". By "pre-everything", they mean testosterone and mastectomies. Some needs to tell these teenage girls that they don't have to mutilate their bodies.

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  24. and those "men" u call in "drag" are women...expressing themselves as the women THEY ARE

    MALES ARE NOT WOMEN....

    I really don't care what men wear, pants or skirt, whatever. If he wants to wear makeup and a dress, I don't care. I don't really care if someone identifies as transgender. Having said this, as a female, I didn't give any man the right to steal my female identity. Males are not female, and adult females are called women. Men aren't women. Women have a right to define themselves.

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  25. The evidence suggests that the majority of life's problems do not suddenly disappear when one transitions.

    No, it doesn't, and a life time of injecting testosterone doesn't sound too fun.

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  26. we arent hurting anyone by transitioning...so whats your deal?.

    I have problems with the sterilization of children through GnRH agonists and cross gender hormones. Whether trans activists admit it or not, there are profound ethical issues involved in the "transitioning" of children.

    The problems with sex reassignment surgery include the following:

    (1.) It doesn't actually change one's sex. For all practical purposes, it's extensive plastic surgery on otherwise healthy genitals and reproductive systems.

    (2.) If people are wrong about it, or people regret it, it sure looks like genital mutilation. Google Nancy/Nathan Verhelst. She was so depressed after botched SRS that she begged a doctor to euthanize her.

    (3.) No surgery is without risks, and any time a surgeon takes a scalpel to healthy breasts and genitals, there is always the possibility of loss of sensation. In FTM "top surgery" (elective mastectomies with the surgical trimming down of areolas and nipples) every now and then a nipple falls off, and loss of sensation is common. In fact, one woman several months ago was asking for online donations to pay for surgery to repair her botched "top surgery".

    Damien’s condition deteriorated at home to the point that I called an ambulance as he had a high fever. His teeth were chattering and he was barely lucid. Early in the morn of Nov 17th he was admitted to HSC after the paramedics took a temp at his home of 39.5. He was very ill.

    Damien was admitted with a postsurgical infection. By this time one of Damien's nipples was necrotic and black but we were told it was "fine".

    Nearly five week after surgery Dec 4 at 12:30 in the afternoon Damien went to HSC emergency with his nipple hanging off pouring fluid, with redness, painful swelling, and abscesses. He was generally unwell and profoundly depressed.

    After almost eight hours Damien asked a surgical resident what to do about the fact that the nipple his surgeon said was "fine" two weeks before was literally hanging off. The resident said not to worry – that people walk around with necrotic toes all the time. Damien said he was traumatized by the idea of his nipple falling off in his hand and the resident said that if it happened, he could just “throw it in the garbage.”

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/damien-leggett-surgery-fund--2

    Thankfully, this person was able to raise enough money online to repair what the first surgeon did.

    The more that women "transition", the more chances of people like Verhelst and others.

    Personally, I think FTM "transitioning" is more akin to female genital mutilation.

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  27. petre the difference between a butch woman and a trans man is night and day.

    The are both FEMALE and always will be FEMALE. One gets her breasts surgically removed and her nipples and areolas whittled down to size, and one accepts her beautiful female body as it is.

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  28. As a strong butch, I want to make it clear I do NOT consider myself a male trapped in a women's body. Are you not listening or just trans crazed?

    Simply, I'm a butch. Woman. Don't want to be a male. Nope. I can wear a tie without sticking myself full of hormones.

    And sorry to say,most trans guys get left in the mud in the lesbian dating community: women don't want to deal with the endless self-involved trans men. Life be complicated with all of that crap.



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  29. there are also femme trans men who are STRAIGHT and like WOMEN ONLY

    They are just lesbians who identify as transgender and call themselves transmen. People really need to understand what is going on. Transgender activists are completely colonizing gay and lesbian identity and culture. If a female "transitions" and is attracted to other females, this mean she is "straight". How in the hell is she heterosexual? Even with "top surgery", or "bottom surgery" (a large skin flap from the arm is sewn onto the female pubic area and called a "penis"), a female will NEVER, EVER, EVER know how males feel when they are sexually aroused. It's not going to happen. The same goes for MTFs who call themselves "lesbian". He is never going to know how females feel when they are aroused. It's just politically correct mind *uck.

    Stop appropriating heterosexuals, gay men, and lesbians

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  30. seems like some of u old fogies cant grasp the idea that some boy babies supposed to be born male are born female due to a problem during gestation and some girl babies supposed to be born female are born into male bodies due to the same problem....your whole perception lies on your warped idea that being transgender and born into the wrong body doesnt really exist...all sorts of problems occur during natal development that leaves babies deformed, diseased etc....whats so extraordinary about a baby being born in the opposite body?..... scientists and doctors and researchers disagree with u all and know this is a real physical condition and not all in our heads like u imply...and that should be fixed through HRT and surgery if the trans person feels thats what they need....deformed babies/kids go through hundreds of surgeries sometimes for severe birth defects/deformities....thats life...sometimes u get the short end of the stick but u gotta do what u needa do to make your life better

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    1. Listen, dipshit, if there are thousands of males and females "born into the wrong body" and it's a birth defect, then we need to figure out what in the environment is causing all these "deformities" (strangely, the bodies don't look deformed). It's mental illness, propaganda, fetishization, consumerism, corporate rule, and just a general trend, you puerile moron. We're not buying it, because we're not fucking amoeba-brained, porn-worshipping, eugenicist, misogynist scum suckers. Now kindly read a book and fuck clean off.

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  31. Yeah. The young trannies have it all figured out. Until they go home and live in their parents basement because they can't make a living or function in the real world. Surprise!

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  32. “whats so extraordinary about a baby being born in the opposite body?”

    It's not so much “extraordinary” as simply meaningless. Having a female body is precisely the definition of being female, having a male body defines you as male, not just for humans but for all sexually dimorphic species. What sense could we make of someone who claimed to be “really” a blue-eyed blond, tragically born into a dark-haired, brown-eyed body?

    In order to make even partial sense of claims of being a “man born in a women's body” or vice versa, we would have to adopt a radically dualistic view of human nature (mind/spirit vs. body), whereby at some point between conception and birth, God, or the Gender Fairy, breathes some mystical “femaleness” or “maleness” into the developing foetus – rather like the medieval Christian notion of “ensoulment”. Whether by error or mischief, the magical being responsible sometimes gets it wrong.

    No serious thinker has propounded a form of philosophical dualism even remotely compatible with this scenario since René Descartes' ideas about the relationship between mind and body were refuted several centuries ago.

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    1. Most of you DO believe in this bizarre notion: it's why gays, lesbians, and heterosexuals exist. It's why men kill a woman when they discover she's trans, why gay men bond over how repellent the female body is, and why lesbians, rather than celebrating the love of the clit celebrate hatred of the prick (while doing their best to imitate straight men in every other capacity) if there is anyone who holds up duality as both a religion, a cult, a sexuality, and a firmly defended raison d etre, it's certainly not trans people, or our non trans bisexual allies.

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    2. Dualism would imply that the brain and the mind are two separate things, that a person's metaphysical "soul" is a "man soul" or a "woman soul" no matter what they change about their physical attributes and stated identity to feel more comfortable as themselves. If it were possible for a man assigned at birth as a woman to shift all of his physical traits (reproductive system included), stated identity and behavior to that of a stereotypically masculine man... would she still be considered a woman, would he now be a man? How would you "ensoul" him or her based on your individual perspective of this person's mystical "maleness" or "femaleness" as you so aptly put it? It's a ship of Theseus paradox. As you replace the planks on a ship, at what point does it become an entirely new ship? Is it still the old ship, or is it the new one? Is it both? Is it neither? Who decides? Plus, the brain is physical part of the body, not some Christian myth. If the types of physically androgynous (barring a better definition) brains that neuroscientists have found in trans people are responsible for inducing what we understand to be cross-gender identification and/or gender dysphoria, who is anyone to say that they aren't the gender they actively identify as and feel driven to alter the rest of their bodies to align with? In fact, who is the grand arbiter that decides who gets slotted into what gender based on which specific physical and social attributes one has? Who's the one holding the gender checklist? Who is to say that there are even just two genders in a world filled with non-binary gender diversity in countless societies around the world alien to the outdated, Western mythology and philosophy you claim to deride, yet ironically espouse? A better question is... who wants to be this great decider who speaks from on high and declares whose body or brain is the most morally pure and whose must be denied, shunned and forcibly "corrected?" You can't cherry pick the parts of dead philosophical concepts that you like and dismiss the parts you don't because it's easier to say "it's unnatural/wrong" than "I don't like/understand it." What's "natural" seems infinitely subjective, as do all things in the known universe that we can observe. As you said, there's probably not some mystical "gender fairy" that came down and made all of the animals on earth boys and girls in keeping with what we feel sex and gender should be according to proper human society, what we feel is "natural" and "right." There's no solid blueprint within nature that defines what organisms "should" be and/or how the particularly clever ones "should" categorize themselves or other organisms based on their behavior or physical makeup... unless you'd prefer to fill in those blanks with holy scripture, or naturalistic fallacy. Yet it seems like many are ready to jump into that particular gilded throne for trans people, as many were so quick to do so for those who self-identified as gay and lesbian men and women not too long ago. The US federal government just banned fundamentalist-led forced re-education camps for "mentally ill" gay and lesbian children barely over a year ago run by people who thought common mental issues caused by societal marginalization (substance abuse, depression, social isolation, etc.) were actually the symptoms of innately "incorrect" people... yet many of those same people who still feared these camps growing up, and bear the mental scars of intense social stigma over their identities, would readily subject trans people to that same that same unfair scrutiny now that they feel they might have the sociopolitical influence to do so. How many times must humanity make the same mistakes?

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  33. It has also resembles addiction, as the high of every incident of passing tunnels out other parts of a life.



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