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I’m very much of the mind that I want to mind my own business and be left alone.

I might be interested in the human behavior aspects, but I only really feel the need to get involved if it effects me, or harms others.

So gender affirming care is tricky. Do I let them at it and just mind my own business? Or do they need to be protected from themselves bc they’re sick? I don’t know. Especially since the APA changed it’s mind about people absolutely obsessing over gender and mutilating themselves being a disorder in the DSM-5.

But the arguments from the transgender community themselves seem to be giving me most of my reasons to vote against it.

Are transwomen women? Yes. Apparently, there’s no difference between men and women.

Is it fair for transwomen to play against biological women in sports? Yes. Apparently, puberty blockers make absolutely no difference as long as the transwoman has been taking hormones for a few months prior to playing.

Do minors need gender affirming care, like puberty blockers and surgery? Yes. Bc men and women are so different, and puberty blockers will make all the difference in the world so they can appear more biological women like when they’re older.

So which is it? The same people argue the same contradictions. The claims change based on when it suits them.

So which are we supposed to believe? It can’t be all three at the same time.

These same people are trying to cancel biology being taught in schools… How can that be of sound mind?

I’m very much of the mind that I want to mind my own business and be left alone. I might be interested in the human behavior aspects, but I only really feel the need to get involved if it effects me, or harms others. So gender affirming care is tricky. Do I let them at it and just mind my own business? Or do they need to be protected from themselves bc they’re sick? I don’t know. Especially since the APA changed it’s mind about people absolutely obsessing over gender and mutilating themselves being a disorder in the DSM-5. But the arguments from the transgender community themselves seem to be giving me most of my reasons to vote against it. Are transwomen women? Yes. Apparently, there’s no difference between men and women. Is it fair for transwomen to play against biological women in sports? Yes. Apparently, puberty blockers make absolutely no difference as long as the transwoman has been taking hormones for a few months prior to playing. Do minors need gender affirming care, like puberty blockers and surgery? Yes. Bc men and women are so different, and puberty blockers will make all the difference in the world so they can appear more biological women like when they’re older. So which is it? The same people argue the same contradictions. The claims change based on when it suits them. So which are we supposed to believe? It can’t be all three at the same time. These same people are trying to cancel biology being taught in schools… How can that be of sound mind?

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I am of a similar mind. Children cannot consent to mutilation and sterilisation, but if an adult decides that's what they want, perhaps they should be allowed to have it.

And yet

The American professor of medical ethics whose name I can't remember made the very good point that if doctors were mutilating any other part of the body at the patient's request - removing a leg, or their eyeballs, for instance - they'd be struck off. Young women are routinely denied hysterectomies to treat their endometriosis, yet tell a doctor that you think you're trans and they'll whip that womb out for you in no time.

Why? What makes it okay to mutilate our sexual organs but not any other part of our bodies? We even celebrate this mutilation - why?