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One of the most annoying things I hear repeated over and over by TIFs specifically is that people who detransition were “never really trans”. That we were all “cis” people who got a little confused.

I was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria by a psychologist in the early 2000’s. I had it. I lived as trans for 10 years. This shift in consciousness that trans is an innate identity is new, but so damaging. It’s a disorder: some people recover from it, others don’t. But to insist that we weren’t “trans” for real (even though there’s absolutely no scientific, objective test to determine who is trans and who isn’t) is nonsense. Trans identified people regurgitate it to defend their own favorite story about themselves.

Transition was created because the mind/body dissociation was so extreme in people that one solution doctors in the 50s came up with was to play along with the delusion rather than try to heal it. So we’re basically all playing along with transitioned people because we’re afraid if we don’t they’ll kill themselves (the favored narrative). The idea that this is something about you that can never change no matter what you do is the bs story that has doctors fast tracking kids through surgery and hormones and it’s all based on an extremist fallacy.

Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one: we can’t identify the “true trans” people because there is no such thing. I guess we just consider people who never overcome their dysphoria or never admit their regret the “real ones”. No: this is a disorder like any other: recovery is a possibility!

One of the most annoying things I hear repeated over and over by TIFs specifically is that people who detransition were “never really trans”. That we were all “cis” people who got a little confused. I was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria by a psychologist in the early 2000’s. I had it. I lived as trans for 10 years. This shift in consciousness that trans is an innate identity is new, but so damaging. It’s a disorder: some people recover from it, others don’t. But to insist that we weren’t “trans” for real (even though there’s absolutely no scientific, objective test to determine who is trans and who isn’t) is nonsense. Trans identified people regurgitate it to defend their own favorite story about themselves. Transition was created because the mind/body dissociation was so extreme in people that one solution doctors in the 50s came up with was to play along with the delusion rather than try to heal it. So we’re basically all playing along with transitioned people because we’re afraid if we don’t they’ll kill themselves (the favored narrative). The idea that this is something about you that can never change no matter what you do is the bs story that has doctors fast tracking kids through surgery and hormones and it’s all based on an extremist fallacy. Sometimes the best solution is the simplest one: we can’t identify the “true trans” people because there is no such thing. I guess we just consider people who never overcome their dysphoria or never admit their regret the “real ones”. No: this is a disorder like any other: recovery is a possibility!

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