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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So if someone claimed to be a duck trapped in a human's body then we should allows doctors to add prosthetic wings,feathers, duck and bill and anything to facilitate his fantasy that he is really a duck and have him legally declared a duck because it makes him happy and doesn't hurt anyone? Mentally ill people should not be exploited by greedy doctors and corrupt quacks. Regardless if he is still happy he is still mentally ill man but this time with a lot of modification done to his body that is going to be costly to reverse if he ever gets his sanity back.
    This argument is akin to the whole "If we allow gay marriage, then we will have to allow people to marry dogs, cats, etc." And how exactly are you qualified to give an assessment as to whether or not these people are mentally ill?

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    1. The feeling is mutual.
    Feeling can't be mutual. I'm not the one trying to state that the majority of psyhcological opinion on the matter is 100% backwards and wrong, you are. You're the one saying its completely a mental disorder that should only be addressed with councelling and be "cured" through fixing the "mind".

    In my analogy, I'd be the guy saying "I trust the opinion of Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcel's when it comes to coaching football". You'd be the one saying that your opinion is more correct then theirs.

    I think you may not know what "mutual" means......

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    "It has nothing to do with the mind." - Dr_Patrick

    According to this article, the APA still list transgenderism as a mental disorder in the DSM.
    "Liberalism is a doctrine fostered by a delusional and illogical people and rabidly promoted by the mainstream media and ruling elite which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." - unknown

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    "It has nothing to do with the mind." - Dr_Patrick

    According to this article, the APA still list transgenderism as a mental disorder in the DSM.
    I don't put too much stock in the APA considering that they used to list homosexuality as a mental disorder before 1974 as well. They will change it for transgendered people as well, I'm sure.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't put too much stock in the APA considering that they used to list homosexuality as a mental disorder before 1974 as well. They will change it for transgendered people as well, I'm sure.
    Why wouldn't being transgendered be a disorder? There is a solution to the problem. Get a sex change.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Why wouldn't being transgendered be a disorder? There is a solution to the problem. Get a sex change.
    Well, I'm sure it can cause mental problems because you don't feel comfortable in your skin, but I don't think that it's solely a mental problem like some are asserting here.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Well, I'm sure it can cause mental problems because you don't feel comfortable in your skin, but I don't think that it's solely a mental problem like some are asserting here.
    Funny thing, I know a guy that got a sex change then turned into lesbian. She/he is perfectly happy with it. Pretty bizarre huh?

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Funny thing, I know a guy that got a sex change then turned into lesbian. She/he is perfectly happy with it. Pretty bizarre huh?
    It's not bizarre at all. I have a friend who did it too. I'm not going to pretend to understand what it feels like to not feel comfortable in your own skin like that and feel like a woman but be a man or whatever, but I certainly think that they should be able to do what makes them happy. The fact that people would assert that it's some kind of mental illness is insulting to say the least.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's not bizarre at all. I have a friend who did it too. I'm not going to pretend to understand what it feels like to not feel comfortable in your own skin like that and feel like a woman but be a man or whatever, but I certainly think that they should be able to do what makes them happy. The fact that people would assert that it's some kind of mental illness is insulting to say the least.
    I think we need to come to common terms on what an illness is. From my POV I would define it as something causes harm physically and or mentally to an individual. I can see why being transgendered under this POV could be considered an illness.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What is the purpose of this comment, to denegrate religious people? It's quite obvious if you think you can hide behind the fact that you didn't say Bible, Christian, Jew or religion.
    No. I'm a Methodist. I wasn't looking to make this a religious topic. It was to illustrate how ridiculous it is to force our morals on others as long as they aren't harming anyone else.

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