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[–] BoracicBaronetYr 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

This will not be a popular opinion.

I am on the fence as to whether T is really that different from being a fat.

It's caused by a mental disorder, and the only solution they can think of is to deform their bodies.

I'm sorry, I love all shitlords. I just don't think that SRS surgery is a solution. It's either a mental illness or a disease if it has to be treated by SRS.

I just dunno, man.

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[–] pasteldoberman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Resident shitlord trans man checking in!

Hey, you seem to have some misconceptions on how people are transsexual. Yes, it is caused by a "mental disorder." But it is ultimately a mismatch in brain structure. This mismatch causes intense distress, called "dysphoria." Most people are not aware of this and assume it's something we have some kind of choice in. Something that corroborates this is the fact that many trans folks experience phantom limbs. As in, we feel parts of our body that aren't physically there (yes, phantom penises for trans men, and phantom breasts for trans women).

Conversion therapy has had horrific results. Plus trans people have a suicide attempt rate of 42%. So obviously not treating the problem doesn't help. Hormone therapy and surgery, however, does help. It is a correction of a birth defect.

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[–] dildonkers 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Getting a proper sex change operation won't burden the world with chronic healthcare problems, plus if done properly it should have no more ill effects than regular surgery.

Obesity is slow death.

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[–] Jessee 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well it is classified as a mental illness so I don't really see your point, having a gender identity disorder doesn't make you less of a person IMO

And you're wrong about the "only solution"

They can never "become" another gender, there is no solution for their mental illness, they can only try make the most of it, most of these people live a life of depression and constant failing and disappointment and for some of them becoming the opposite gender provides some comfort for them

I think it's complex to compare the two as being fat is something you have control over and can fix, your brain telling you that you are a female trapped in a male body can't simply be "fixed" in the traditional sense

Our psyche isn't exact science and thus you can't expect to have a ready-for-all solution for such a complex mental disorder, most mental disorders are something that evolve and with proper care and treatment and motivation you can rid yourself of them but that isn't true for all disorders, maybe a taboo topic but think of pedophilia, a pedophile is not the same as child molester, there are many people walking this planet feeling attracted to children but they don't act on it, and that's also a mental disorder and one they won't get rid of

Mental disorders isn't a black/white issue and needs some nuance