You would have a point if sex reassignment surgery made “patients happy.” It doesn’t make them happy. And if they were happy, they wouldn’t come onto CAF trying to -]convince/-] coerce posters into agreeing that they are supposedly really happy. .
Unreal. Heaven forbid there should ever be an actual definition of normal or normalcy. In fact, without definitions, society itself cannot function well, which is precisely what we are moving toward. This is what posters above are talking about when they refer to the DSM as increasingly a joke. The more it becomes counter-definitional, the more useless and irrelevant it becomes to the trade itself.
If normalcy were purely subjective (what you are advocating), then logically there should be no such thing as psychopathology. Normalcy is then defined by a subjective definition of “happiness” and “function,” happiness including delusion, and “functioning in society” including the power to force an entire society to accept my deluded notion of reality.
Normalcy as a formalized asylum. Got it. :rolleyes: