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[–] sunhatpat 29 points (+29|-0)

This person seems like a tortured soul, well-practiced at telling herself a story, re-inventing her life and her history. This is just her latest story; her latest version of herself. And it sounds like she attaches a lot of her identity to the community she immerses herself in. It's an ideology, and giving it up is hard. It all seems very polarized, by her description. Either you embrace the trans narrative, which states emphatically that being trans is some version of "normal", or you are transphobic, by definition. But hating one's body parts is not healthy, no matter how you spin it. Having dysphoria about one's own body is not a natural state; having discomfort with societal roles is so common an experience, it is nearly universal in the human condition. It is easy to find sympathetic doctors if you want to alter your body. That doesn't mean that the desire to alter one's body is necessarily healthy, or sane. Just because "science" can do something, does not mean to me that it should.

[–] pennygadget 0 points (+0|-0)

And it sounds like she attaches a lot of her identity to the community she immerses herself in.

This is a major problem with young trans people (and young progressives in general). They cannot function unless their beliefs neatly fit into specific political boxes. She wasn't happy with the detransioner or GC crowds. So she's desperately flailing to get back in with her old TRA friends.