In Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman , Kevin Willamson makes a case that feeling like a transsexual - that is, that one is either a man in the body of a woman or vice-versa - should be regarded as a mental illness to be treated by therapy rather than with sex-reassignment surgery.
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Since: Jan 09
#1 Aug 24, 2013
People who are constantly harping about TSes being mentally ill always ignore two aspects. The first of which gives us a person who looks like a half man,half woman. There are physical aspects to this that can't be denied. People looking like a male version of a female before they take their first hormone pill. I was once confronted by a male person who was 6'4" and weighed at least 240 lbs about why I wanted to do transition. I am 5'8" and weigh 155. I couldn't help thinking, maybe if I had your body, I might have gotten the DNA that goes along with it.
Also I have scoliosis. That's a woman's disease. It can occur in male bodied people, but the only ones I have known were other TSes. I also have a very small Adam's apple. I have greater range in my joints than most men. And I tend to laugh and talk too much. All Feminine characteristics. As a child, I was a "Pretty" kid. All of these thing were unintentional and beyond my control.
The second thing is how much transition helps TSes. With a 99% success rate, it's one of the most successful of therapies in medicine. It works!
I don't get the folks with BIID either. We're shedding an old coat that doesn't fit and emerging into the sunlight, what are they getting/gaining? To be an object of pity? It is a poor comparison.
Google Lynnconway.com and scroll down to transexual women's successes
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