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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    My basis for my beliefs is that every reputable psychiatric organization supports transexualism as a real, albeit rare, occurence.
    All individuals and organizations which denounce transexualism as a mere "mental disorder" tend not to be credible or reputable, in my opinion; at least not in medical circles (which is what matters, in this situation). Rather, they tend to be affiliated with religious groups or far-right-wing extremists pushing some conservative agenda or other.

    I agree with Cap'n's assessment that many people who believe they are transsexual and want to change genders aren't really- for instance, women who have been severely sexually mistreated as children, are now lesbians, and wish to have sex reassignment surgery. They are not men trapped in women's bodies. They are women who have been hurt because they are female, and wish to change this so that nobody will hurt them that way anymore. They would benefit more from psychiatric treatment than from sex reassignment surgery, which would not address the underlying problem of abuse.
    This is why individuals applying for sex reassignment have to undergo batteries of psychiatric tests to ensure that it will actually be appropriate, healthy, and beneficial in their particular case; it is a long, slow process.
    Yes, I totally agree. Those who think that Transgenders have a mental disorder is placing the disorder in the wrong direction. Its like saying that they can "pray the gay away." The mental conflict within one's own mind is the disorder, and to alleviate that conflict is to resolve it, whether it is acceptance or physical surgery. And not to re-affirm them that they have a penis and that they're boys, and that they should like girls, and not wear dresses.

    The intolerance that is exhibited against such sexual orientation is depressing. It's as if they think that Transsexuality and Homosexuality is contagious. That it shouldn't be allowed to be shown in public, it will effect our children, etc etc.
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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    I'll go in a different direction. I don't care if they are crazy or sane, they are suffering and we have a means of providing a measure of relief, therefore they should be allowed to pursue it and society shouldn't give them any grief for it.

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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    How many of the people against gender reassignment have actually read any credible articles discussing the subject?

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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    How many of the people against gender reassignment have actually read any credible articles discussing the subject?
    What would that change? Do you think some piece of literature defeats the simple truth that those people are f'ed up? You may as well be defending some other form of psychosis, like "oh it's perfectly natural for a 42 year old man to want to run around wearing a diaper and sucking a pacifier".

    Trannies are "mentally disturbed" at minimum, and most likely sociopathic.

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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    A conversation I'm having in the education forum has spawned an interesting question. How do you view transgendered people? Now, this isn't asking how society should treat them only how you personally view them.

    For instance, I think anyone who undergoes a sex-change operation is mentally disturbed, but I support their freedom to have that operation and to be free of harrassment and to a lesser extent discrimination (I have some issues with their employment when children are involved), but you understand the disctintion.
    I view them as people who are suffering from a psychosexual disorder.

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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    How many of the people against gender reassignment have actually read any credible articles discussing the subject?
    I have...oh wate, I support gender reassignment, never minde

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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    What would that change? Do you think some piece of literature defeats the simple truth that those people are f'ed up? You may as well be defending some other form of psychosis, like "oh it's perfectly natural for a 42 year old man to want to run around wearing a diaper and sucking a pacifier".

    Trannies are "mentally disturbed" at minimum, and most likely sociopathic.
    See, this is the kind of post that gives evidence to your position being obtuse. You, pretty directly, say that you will ignore evidence and information and, instead, stay with your own non-substantiated opinion. You have nothing to base this on, except your own bias, and choose to reject credible information, instead going with an opinion that has no basis in anything, other than, what must be concluded as bigotry.

    This is, also, why positions such as these are irrelevant.
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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawud View Post
    All homos are mentally ill pukes.

    Transgendered homos are just another kind of pervert
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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I view them as people who are suffering from a psychosexual disorder.
    Can you explain this position, further?
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    Re: Transgendered. Insane or Misunderstood?

    The line between "mental disorder" and "having an unusual personality" is very fine. I don't presume to know whether or not they're mentally disturbed. But it certainly is very weird. I completely understand that some people may prefer to act, dress, and think of themselves as the opposite gender; whatever floats their boat. But no matter how hard I try, I just cannot fathom actually wanting to change one's genitals.
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