I totally missed the point I was trying to make with the opposum skunk study. What I was trying to say: Physical gender can't be changed simply by changing look. It's genetically determined, and we have cognitive mechanisms as such for classifying animals, people, etc.
About the DSM should also be said that these definitions of "disorder" aren't sacrosanct. For example 25 years ago, homosexuality was still considered a disorder and noted as such in the DSM. 40 years ago, it was even officially prohibited in most western countries. At the beginning of the 20th century, doctors thought there was such a thing as "female hysteria" and the way to cure it was to pray and do a lot of physical labor. People too often mistake the DSM as some kind of holy book that speaks the ultimate truth.
@BlueCoyote Actually the funny thing is that right before I answered this question, I went over that and mentioned a bit of that in a question over homosexuality haha. I acknowledge for sure that the DSM isn't perfect and it isn't a holy book by any means (hence they have multiple editions and things change). It has definitely had some "ehh" things written in the past. One should think for themselves in the end.I don't think the past actions of homosexuality, female hysteria, and the like of previous editions discredit DSM-5 though. Science changes-- we learn more things. We change things as we learn more. Absolutes are scarce in science, so there is nothing really that speaks "ultimate truth." However, sources such as the DSM-5 are helpful in giving us useful info to interpret. It's not perfect, but I still believe it is a good source of base info.
I completely agree. I didn't mean to criticize you, I quite liked your answer actually :-). It was more as a side remark for other people ;-).
@BlueCoyote Ahhhh ok. My bad-- sometimes I just go into debate mode and get defensive it seems lol
nice i learned something new
I identify as an attack helicopter.
@TheRebel69 And I'm a pogostick.
Omg I think I peed my pants. 😂😂
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Thank God I was born with a penis.
Gender identity is not a social construct. It is just as scientific as biological sex. Unless you consider the academic study of psychology unscientific.
I think Sheldon Cooper would call it 'hocum'
Well then Sheldon oughta attend some psychology lectures... you even need to study math as part of a psychology major, so there's something for him too.
I don't say that I just read today that there are other genders too. Many of em.
well that means there aren't any if you just make them up as you go
Sorry, gay, trans, and bisexual are still in the two genders, sweetheart. Gay man, gay woman, bi-man, bi-female, trans-man, trans-woman. Anything else is non-sense.
Sexual orientation and gender identity are two unrelated topics.
Found in both genders
Exactly! I refuse to accept they are either men nor women though and I truly believe they better shouldn't reproduce, hence they're an own gender 😂
Hahah 😂 Reproduce is the best thing human being has discovered I guess 😂😂
Anyone who doesn't want to be IDENTIFIED as FEMALE or MALE
umm ı dont know which ones are scientific but according to what people say