(I used nailpolish from time to time until i turned 6 woo)
I knew Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network would cause this.
does gender identity really matter that much? i kind of have a difficult time imagining sex matters THAT much to people.
i guess this implies a bit more than sex, but i can't believe gender plays such a big role to people.
i mean i am a boy but if i were to become a GURL i really wouldn't care apart from having a yoohoo. i don't know the notion of caring about your gender just strikes me as a bit useless
many transgender people feel a disconnect from what they see and what they feel like they are, which can manifest in depression and low self-esteem.
i guess it's fine to feel that way, but really to me it feels like a waste of time. put that way though, i see what you mean.
still, it really doesn't feel that important to me; i don't think i really care about my identity, i've never really liked being open about who i am, so as a result i pretty much don't have a real personality. for people who feel a contrast about their personality and their body, it must be horrifying. at least, i think it works like that. i aint no psychologist
There's a big psychological part but physically GID can also directly prevent you from being happy.
sex change should never be the first option. i have a family member whos going trough with his/her sex change, but i completely lost my respect for his/her decision as soon as i heard he/she refused to have a 1 on 1 talk about sex change with a person who i know and has gone trough exactly the same thing and now looks back on it wondering WHY she made that decision. because the hormonal therapy & all just messed up her body, she has lots of food intolerances and has a strict diet because of this. thats just the tip ofthe iceberg
Also, the said family member still has the behaviour of a teenage girl even though he/she is the same age as me, no job no further education.
Restoring a broken mind is easier than restoring a broken body, thats why sex change should always be the last resort.
I wonder if trans* surgery would be particularly frequent there was a proper distinction between the two
HRT fucks you up about as much as puberty does
sounds like your friend is a fucking moron and I was getting surgery I'd sooner talk to a bloodied corpse than your friend
not to mention the he/she rubbish
if only there was dickhead reassignment surgery
Soon enough people on dates will talk about how they used to be a boy/girl not so long ago.
At least they'll be out of the gene pool should they cut their dicks/carve pussy out.
Hopefully there are more men cutting their dicks off though, more women for the rest of us.
(User was banned for this post ("Trolling. Or did you really think this was appropiate/relevant/tactful" - Dragon))
It's really irritating to look at all of these stupid opinions on whether or not I should be able to live the life that would be best for me.
Heh. People telling me I should suffer until I'm 18 or that I should suffer through depression for life.
I think if the child has met with a therapist then there is no reason not to allow hormone treatment. These families are not just running around uninformed; they seem to have went out of there way to do what is best for the child.
If treatment/surgery can make the child happier and prevent depression later in life why would you deny them it?
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln slept with men, there is a good chance that one of our most famous and respected presidents was gay/bisexual. But nobody ever talks/talked about it.
Just thought I'd point that out. For the record, I am not an opponent of gays and I don't even support the modern economical system. I do have some reservations about sex-changes due to the fact that our studies on it are still fairly new and quite a few people who undergo the change commit suicide later anyway. I am not morally against them or anything, just think we should know more about what we're doing because clearly it's not solving the problem for everyone.
Oh great one of these threads again
Gender Identity devolps in the womb, and from that point its concrete. It cant, and wont be changed. A child will know what their Gender Identity is honestly from an extremely young age. (Or atleast, in most cases/as far as we know)
If you're going to say that a child should wait to start any kind of hormonal treatments until their 18, you're telling them to go through one of the most confusing times in their life and most depressing, then tell them to experience the puberty of the sex they were "born as" which is painful, even more confusing, and usually develops into lifelong depression and suicidal tendencies.
If you're going to make anybody suffer through something like that because you don't think they've got their mind made up(Which, by the way, you have to go through 6 months to a year of therapy to make absolutely sure you have GID) then I can't take you seriously and i'm going to consider you a horrible person.
This... is disturbing