I won't argue about it, just share the theories and my depth on the topic. I don't think of the surgeries as "sex changes," since they don't change who you are. If a person is already a woman inside the wrong body, they would automatically hate what is below. The problem is, most who claim to be "women" inside are not feminine enough to even want the surgery.<quoted text>Sorry darlin' TS TG I get them confused. Still I read much about it over the years in journals and such and am just not convinced about it. Sorry just havn't seen anyting that proves that girls are born into a boys body or vice-versa. Not going to get into an arguement about it. Nor do I really care what people do. Still I have seen nothing that actually proves it to be a genuine link of such things. I still believe it is in the head. I don't really agree that sex change surgeries are the proper or healthy way to deal with it. But that is my opinion and anyone is entitled to do whatever they want and live without me really judging them as a person. I may even find it somewhat creepy but that's my problem to deal with.
On the kids, the media is calling most of the TS kids TGs, though not sure of their motives. Most TGism would start after puberty, and is erotically-motivated or a fetish. It starts that late, though the seed was planted sooner. The TG kids were either caught crossdressing or was forced to do so, then repressed it, then went back to it after puberty.
The TS kids, however, "knew" they were girls since age 4 or before. Nobody ever told them they were, they just knew it, and were bewildered when called the other. And if you tell them it has to do with the junk, they will ask what that has to do with it. They only see it in terms of feelings, how they want to dress, the activities, etc. How would you like to be told that everything you naturally like most is for the other gender and that you are the wrong gender to want to do such things? If true-TSism were social, there would be less of them, since they are treated very harshly (a common gay argument is why choose to be gay if all you get is hate), and parents try to beat it out of them.
I know an intersexed person whose father had a surgeon mutilate her into a boy and robbed her forever of her chance to give birth, and he beat her every time she did the least feminine thing. He even paid people to attack her for no reason, and she learned to play dirty - so she disfigured, blinded, or maimed quite a few for her own protection. She learned to play the macho game better than men, and yet never understood it, and hated herself as she did it. So even to this day as middle-aged and wracked with pain, she prays others won't mess with her, for her own protection. It is like military training - it never leaves. She got fired from jobs for "not being one of the guys," meaning she didn't put up with sexism nor rape conspiracy talk. "Hey, you gonna go along with us? We can drug her drink and we can all take turns..." So speaking out against that sort of thing made her unpopular with quite a redneck crowd.
Like I said, the EEGs and CT scans don't lie, and TSism is a symptom of prenatal exposure to DES and other drugs. Most "genuine TSs" are over 40-50. DES was banned in 1970. Even RoundUp, finasteride, dutasteride, and other chemicals are connected. If you actually have a female soul and brain, there is no way to undo that, and thus hormones and surgery are the only salvation for those individuals. Dr. Harry Benjamin figured that out. I believe "reparative therapy" would only help the TGs who don't want the surgery. Obviously, their conditions are weaker. I met one "former TS," who tried such a program. But I could tell it did no good. So they went back to dressing as a man and married a woman, but I still felt a strong female presence. He faced no better results than most who claim to be "ex-gay." The desires were still there.