This is a problem in America, it's growing and growing. Why do people support transgenders? I have a relatively high I. q. 115-130ish could be higher though I believe. I'm very open and understand a lot of things. I just don't understand transgenders, I can see cross dressers but come on changing your gender? Whenever I try to debate people their main argument is "That's there opinion, everyone has a different opinion. That's what makes America America." I'm sorry this line is wrong on so many levels. You can't have an opinion on your gender, you're born with it. There's some things in life for can't have an opinion on. Your gender is one of them. Anything is something that can be proven wrong. An opinion has multiple sides to it not just one. I hate ignorant people.
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I'm very open-minded but I just think I there's something mentally wrong with someone that wants to change their sex (even though you can't). I think it's due to gender norms and pressure to be a certain way that's confusing to people at an early age.1
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I would argue transgenderism is a mental disorder based on genetics and the womb. (So basically something happens in the womb and influences transgenderism to take place. The "something" is still unknown.)
The psychology textbooks also will claim that there are two things to consider as far as gender identification. There is biological gender and sexual identification. Biological is the one you can't change-- it's based on chromosomes and DNA. You are right in this matter-- one can't change that. It doesn't matter whether or not you get surgery. Sexual identification is based on mental feelings. I. e. One feels like a man but is a woman.
As far as mental disorders go, however, I think transgenderism is relatively tame. Likewise, trying to force someone to "snap out of it" or whatever is wrought with high levels of suicide and emotional distress. Gender identification, from what evidence has been gathered so far, is not a learned function. It's biological.
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From that, purposefully forcing their biological gender on them as a society has a good chance of being responded to with increased suicide rates.
I think that's the underlying reason why society encourages em. It's similar to reasons why one is accepting of homosexuality. The reasons to discourage transgenderism (i. e. a general sense of tradition, what makes sense in our heads) are outweighed by the reasons to accept transgenderism (i. e. high suicide rates otherwise, they aren't particularly harming anyone else)
Now, while I encourage acceptance of transgenderism, supporting transgenderism I believe is going too far. (Supporting as in vaguely encouraging transgenderism to take place. Like the whole Jenner incident where she was regarded as some sort of heroic, brave symbol.)
Encouraging is likely to met with false cases-- people who identify as transgender but are really not. (Like I heard Bruce/Cait Jenner is regretting his/her transition, but he/she can't go back to what was once there.) If people delude themselves, they are met with high rates of suicide. The numbers are especially high if they go through irrevocable surgery for it... That's also why they often have intense screening before people go through surgery.
In any case, I can understand your sentiment, but would disagree for a good portion.0