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[–] yikesforever 19 points (+24|-5)

If someone has extremely bad gender dysphoria, I'm sure that medicially transitioning might save their life, but those cases are extremely rare.

But gender dysphoria != trans.

Basically anyone can claim the trans label and get some instant 'vulnerable' status.

Also gender dysphoria isn't even classified as a mental illness at this point, the world health org classifies it as something like sexual dysfunction.

So the claim is just wild.

[–] Kevina 21 points (+21|-0)

IMO "gender dysphoria" makes no sense. It's about the same as me wishing I was 6ft tall and getting painfully upset that I'm not. And I suspect that I experience forms of "gender dysphoria" on a regular basis. I just deal with it. For example, was at the grocery earlier and the young woman ahead of me had on really tight pants. She had a nice rear that was on full view given how tight the pants were, but point is that this type of things makes me extremely uncomfortable because I personally do not wish to be viewed as a sex object, so there's no f*cking way in a million years I'd wear something like that. And it makes me uncomfortable to the point that I'm uncomfortable when other women do it, and makes me want to crawl even further into the baggy men's clothes that I prefer.

But, I certainly would never tell her that or expect her to change so that I could be more comfortable. I am not going to literally die because the girl at the shop had on hot pants. Nor am I going to allow myself to become so dissociated or uncomfortable with my female body that I would want to start chopping bits off. Because that would be insane. I'm a woman, and I'll never be 6ft tall. It is what it is, and all in all I'm super happy and thankful that I don't suffer from anything like type 1 diabetes. These people need to get over themselves, 9 out of 10 of them will regret it in the end (just my opinion).

[–] Tnetennba 9 points (+9|-0)

Nobody would EVER say that about the worst case of anorexia that isn't responding to regular treatment. It's complete and utter bullshit. Suddenly every single TRA is going to be that "extreme" exception.

[–] shewolfoffrance 8 points (+8|-0)

And I believe anorexia has one of, if not the, highest rate of death for mental illnesses.

How on earth is Gender Dysphoria not a mental illness?

[–] bornwithovaries 17 points (+17|-0)

The DSM is a political document. Mass shooter rage is not a mental illness, codependency is. Guess which sex is most likely to experience either.

[–] Medusa 9 points (+9|-0)

I'm adding this topic to my "future threads I want to see or make" pile - the concept of "codependency" deserves critical analysis and discussion, especially from a feminist perspective.

It is. It always has been. But you can't push for civil rights for a group whose only common thread is that they have a mental illness.

[–] eris 2 points (+2|-0)

Because they have connections in the WHO.

Time from 2019: "In several countries around the world, the process of medically transitioning gender is based on the now-outdated ICD framework, which classifies being transgender as a “gender identity disorder” under the category of “mental disorders.” In Japan for example, the law requires those seeking to transition gender to have a diagnosis of “gender identity disorder” and to be sterilized before their new gender identity can be reflected on official documentation. U.N. member states, of which Japan is one, are now responsible for putting ICD-11 into practice at a national level, a lengthy process that has been given a target deadline of January 1, 2022."