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[–] hellamomzilla 11 points (+11|-0)

Fuck off, James.

You were never a "trans kid" -- you didn't transition until you were a married adult with children of your own. Stay out of the lives of other people and manage your own.

[–] Nasrin 11 points (+11|-0) Edited

Archive link for those who got the pay wall: https://archive.ph/9aRwq

Also my only comment is that the suicide attempt rate of trans is now up to what...43%? That's not "normal" by any means and does not indicate that these treatments are "helpful". The penny drops, and it drops at terminal velocity for nearly half of the people indoctrinated into this ideological fallacy.

[–] Mikkal 2 points (+2|-0)

The "transgender"surveys tend to recruit from support groups - so it doesn't represent transgender people as a whole - just those who are suffering and asking for help.

Professional estimates are that for binary transgender individuals, suicide is 10x the normal rate (so 14/10,000 people - less than 1%) and the attempt rate is 20%. Nonbinary people don't have the same suicide risk.

[–] Womancup 9 points (+9|-0)

Good old NYT. So woke when it comes to defending the mutilation of children and the rights of men to enter women's spaces while adopting right wing talking points about immigration and defending a border wall. Somehow children's well-being and women's rights don't prompt them to consider the Republicans might have a point (even if they're disingenuous).

[–] camellia [OP] 8 points (+8|-0) Edited

Forgive me if I fail to be convinced that the spate of anti-trans bills is motivated by conservatives’ sincere concern for women’s athletics, a subtle understanding of endocrinology or even the well-being of the children themselves. Instead, these bills are a way for conservatives to perform their scorn for people who are different from themselves.

This kind of performance doesn’t make transgender people disappear, of course. All it does, in the end, is demonstrate a lack of generosity and imagination to understand a soul different from your own.

I wonder if the sponsors of these bills have ever considered who these strangers are — who it actually is that they’re going to such trouble to hurt? Those, honey, are human beings.

Touche. Just because you coopt the word woman doesn't mean women disappear.

[–] Elegantissima 7 points (+7|-0)

social conservatives

These men's erasure of women on the left is so overwhelming.

And so DELIBERATE.

[–] Tesserae_Tali HERetic 5 points (+5|-0)

Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

In a substantial majority of cases, children who aren't affirmed in a trans identity will reidentify with their natal sex, often growing up to become gay men and lesbians. So, yeah, refraining from medicalizing "trans kids" doesn't literally make them vanish from the planet, but most of the time it makes them stop being trans. This is because--shock, gasp, horror--transness is a not an inborn, immutable facet of the self. Nor is transness a singular entity; it exists in several distinct subtypes. A late-transitioning AGP like the author of this op-ed may have some insight into the psychology of teenage AGPs, but he has absolutely shit-all to say about extremely GNC children who are dysphoric from early childhood and teenage girls with ROGD.

Good Lord, the NYT has been on a major pro-trans kick the last few days. The only upside is the comments section!