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I dunno, this sort of language just bugs me. I don't 'own' my uterus, I have it. I was born with it. It is a part of me. I don't 'own' my eyeballs either. I was born with them, they are a part of me. I didn't go to the store and pick them out. I didn't pay for them. They belong to me.

I dunno, this sort of language just bugs me. I don't 'own' my uterus, I have it. I was born with it. It is a part of me. I don't 'own' my eyeballs either. I was born with them, they are a part of me. I didn't go to the store and pick them out. I didn't pay for them. They belong to me.

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To address this thread as a whole: I believe in reincarnation and the eternal soul and that doesn't automatically make me mentally ill or out of touch with reality . . . (What???).

I believe my soul has lived before, but whatever body I'm in right now, this is me. I AM a woman. I came here to experience life AS a woman. I am not separate from my body as that would defeat the purpose of incarnating altogether.

I believe in reincarnation based on very personal things I have experienced as a child. . . . dreams of past lives, near death experiences, etc. I'm not a big fan of Christians or Islam (both religions are highly, intensely sexist and homophobic), but I don't come on here saying all Christian and Islamic women are evil, stupid, or mentally ill. It would be nice if people would extend me the same courtesy . . .

But then what am I saying? This is the same website where women police each other's feelings about being oppressed by men ("Manhaters, shut up!!!") and constantly bicker and ridicule each other and have very little respect for each other's so . . . Sigh.

I'm not seeing where in this thread people are implying those with traditional, well-thought out religious beliefs are "mentally ill"-- this thread is about the belief system inherent to transgenderism which separates a gendered mind from the body entirely. This belief system, while it resembles some largely Protestant Christian beliefs about the soul, is not closely related to "soul" as you understand it. No one in this thread has remotely discussed reincarnation or even religion-- just transhumanist beliefs and general Western body/soul split concepts.

Someone upthread did mention "people with a meat husk mentality" and that is a very specific set of dissociated, dismissive attitudes towards their body... i.e. that the body is a regrettable, perhaps disgusting, entity that traps and limits the "internal part" (usually conceived of as the mind/will, not a "soul") from acting as it wishes to. It is not a set of spiritual beliefs. It is highly correlated with a number of mental illness experiences and with autism as well. It seems clear from your articulation of your own belief system that you do not have this mentality so there is no need to feel so judged.

[–] hmimperialtortie AGP = evil 5 points

Thank you for clarifying that. I don’t believe in reincarnation but I do believe in the soul, and sometimes comments here can seem like the commenters are equating that belief with mental illness or the things “trans” say.

Thank you, you said it better than I would have. I and others never talked about souls in regards to meat husk people. It should be understood there is a difference between people who believe in a spiritual soul and people who have debilitating hatred of their bodies.