If there is evidence of both sexes present (female DNA, male penis)--sure, it's a birth defect that makes the sex/gender inconclusive.But what's the underlying notion here? Isn't it the fact that the person get's to choose an identity?
Their identification is genuine--sure--but identification with the "normal" traits of a particular sex is not as it has been described here as a "woman in a man's body" or vice versa. Identifying with a particular sex is to actually BEING that particular sex like opinion is to fact. Some here are arguing that the "identification to gender traits of a particular sex" IS the fact to which the body needs to be "repaired' to match. That's not so. Opinion is relative--just as sexual identification is relative. DNA is fact.It doesn't matter if that person is a hermaphrodite, an XX male, or a transsexual, or perfectly normal human being. What we have here is the freedom to choose an identity. This throws out the argument of delusion in GID. It isn't that they are delusional of their identity, it's that you are refusing to accept their identity as valid.
Making the body appear more male to coincide with the identification to a gender is not "fixing the sex"--the fact of the DNA remains.And that's the disorder. The sex (penis or vagina) doesn't reconcile with the identity. The question that we've been pounding out in this thread is whether to fix the identity or fix the sex. To fix the identity is to assume it is a delusion, which I've argued against, and shown you why it isn't a delusion. To fix the sex is simple corrective surgery.
And I don't think your getting that the fact that believing you are a sex opposite to your genetic expression is a delusion by definition.You are still misunderstanding why I am presenting Phantom Limb to you. I am not comparing the two, I know full well that they are categorically different. I am showing you that healing the mind doesn't equate to brain surgery. That corrective surgery is a legitimate resolution to GID. And that it isn't as you say, "cutting/mutilating healthy flesh." Just because the operation doesn't operate on the brain, doesn't mean it doesn't heal the mind (i.e. Prosthetics for Phantom Limb).
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