[quote="Dionysus, post:7, topic:191366"]
My point was that it seems strange that 'changing one's gender' is seen as an acceptable 'lifestyle choice', like one's decision to dress a certain way, while it seems more to me like extreme self-mutilation. I mean, we can pretend all we want, but an inverted ***** is not the same thing as a ****** (not sure the actual words would get me banned for language). I just think we make exceptions for very bizarre behavior if it has a sexual motivation, or if it is part of recognized political movement.
I have never heard of gender dysphoria. Are you suggesting that transgender sugery (scalpel and all) is a form of treatment for this disorder?
I don’t know if you will get banned, but I certainly cannot read some of what you have written
As I understand it, Gender Dysphoria is to do with Gender Identity and nothing to do with fornication or sexuality. And I am certainly not aware of the Gender Dysphoria party in the United Kingdom; we have Labour and the Conservatives and if you ask me, both are as incompetent as the other; and don’t even start me off on the Lib Dems :mad:
I am not suggesting anything. I am merely stating facts. The fact is that the success rate of male-to-female gender reassignment surgery is almost 98%. Whereas, a large number (I forget; something like 50%; it is on the Internet) commit suicide if not offered medical treatment, the vast majority, after receiving medical treatment, live normal, happy lives; but they do, ultimately, all die; one could argue that this is not a good outcome; however, since everyone else, at some point or another, dies as well, this would not be a good line of argument to pursue ;)
Similar statistics are available for female-to-male surgeries too; however, the success rate quoted is very poor; something like 50%; on the other hand, a 50-50 chance of survival has got to be better than nothing, I suppose
Why this person became genderless is difficult for me to fathom as well :confused: I only know of two genders; male and female; well, in the United Kingdom, we only have males and females; but then again, we are sort of backward in our thinking here :)