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Its worth a read.

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html

This quote in particular,

"Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery?

Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

Its worth a read. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html This quote in particular, "Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

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The author was an interesting psychiatrist too. He wrote a book called "The Myth of Mental Illness".

https://sociology.lightningpath.org/thomas-szasz-and-the-myth-of-mental-illness/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz

I think that he was onto something there. He was rather prophetic, really. Mental illness has become "disease-ified" with the slow but steady creep of treating mental illness from a medical instead of a spiritual or emotional approach. I remember when Prozac hit the scene. Behavioral healthcare changed almost overnight. And a few decades later, damn near everyone is on some sort of psych drug now. (And good luck getting your insurance to cover lengthy and expensive talk therapy.) Cross sex hormones and gender reassignment surgery are simply the next phase of treating mentally distressed people as "patients" instead of human beings...

It's almost a challenge these days to stay off of medications.