Have you not looked into trans-identifying people's places of discussion online? Followed them on social media? Have you not seen that threatening suicide is extremely common, and something that usually makes medical staff more insistent on "gender confirmation surgery", so that the patient doesn't kill themselves? This is not something I'm making up.Mama Immo wrote:I cannot imagine anyone who is actively suicidal being let to do anything other than exactly what professionals insist upon for their own health. I have been under the control of said professionals after an attempt on my own life. I could do nothing until it was abundantly clear that I was behaving rationally again.
If a mentally sane person wants cosmetic surgery to feel better about their bodies, I think that's a shitty idea that shouldn't be supported. But as long as it's allowed at all, it'll have to be allowed for everybody. So, they'd have to pay for it themselves and it doesn't give them the right to appropriate the word "woman".But what would you say then to someone who was not threatening suicide, was taking medication for any diagnosed conditions, and still wanted this change?
No, as RikkiTikkiTavi pointed out, there's a lot of social contagiousness.All of them? Across the board? I'll believe that there are some who are... maybe even a sizeable number... but all? Highly unlikely.
RikkiTikkiTavi & jam3: I agree completely.