>The amount of "gender" dysphoria has been ever increasing in the past decades, and it's not really secret that this corresponds to a rise in estrogenic plastics and hormone-affecting medicine
Interesting, I'd like to hear about more of these plastics and medicine that have estrogenic effects.
>almost always in countries like the USA.
Is there any evidence that gender dysphoria is increasing in certain areas? If so I would assume it could be because of greater acceptance, no?
>I'd say you're one of the real cases of gender dysphoria, which are far more rare than people realize.
I don't have any numbers, but I suspect that most people who transition have gender dysphoria.
>More often its hormonal teens with depression who are just sexually confused and haven't had their pubertal hormones run their course and are depressed by the alienating nature of capitalism.
I can see how the alienation of late stage capitalism can lead to identity confusion, and in theory might make a cis person think that they must be transgender. However as far as I'm aware, most people who transition do not de-transition or regret transitioning.
>Your story indicates a clear difference to those kinds of people.
One of the good ones lol
>I feel that the posers and edgy teens who engage in this are the reason why trans-people have a lot of trouble, because they're a loud minority
Emphasis on minority
>that provoke a lot of (violent) reaction from normal people by using their "trans" status to be utter radlib cunts spreading schizophrenic idpol.
The way I see it is that these people are a small subset of all trans people, and are essentially cherry-picked by transphobes in order to build something of a strawman, in addition to these utter radlib cunts (lol) that are spreading schizo idpol because that's the bread and butter of liberal sensationalism in the msm.
>I mean there isn't much to argue. The short response is clearly just a lengthy "fuck off" and not a fully-fleshed out argument.
Yeah I guess this is something of an exercise in intellectual masturbation for me, but I'd like to expose them for the flimsy disingenuous ground that they stand on, that often permeates their character.
>Also let's not derail this thread with this discussion.
Find out your skin type (dry/oily/combination) and keep your routine simple. Be gentle to your purty skin even if your a boi.
Also retinol works pretty well to rejuvenate your skin, but please do not bask in allah's holy light before washing your face again, for it is haram.
Not that guy, but I have a few questions. I'm cis and trying to get a better idea of this issue. It's all in good faith, I won't go
>muh dick chopping
Wew thank you haha.
>I think until there is more quality evidence to support this it shouldn't be entertained. To say that chemicals in the brains are the reason for the social ills we see is silly at the very least, and extremely reactionary at the worst.
I think in the case of maternal or natal exposure to certain chemicals increasing the chances of a child experiencing gender dysphoria, that there is some evidence, as mentioned above.
>Would you say depression cannot be cured without drugs? (i.e. outside intervention).
In the case of depression I would say no, there are other avenues of treatment. However this is not the case for all health conditions which affect the mind. Like say, parkinsons (aside from surgery?). Or perhaps leveling out the mood swings of severe bipolar disorder.
>Then why can't dysphoria be treated by what I suppose is a slow process of rationalizing the problem and understanding it. It's a good question, and the medical community has tried psychotherapy for centuries as an alternative to transition, however it has met with no success as far as I can tell. And today the only cure known for gender dysphoria is transition.
>should we expect the same of gender? To relinquish any identity that doesn't actually 'exist'?
Gender roles are deeply ingrained in social interactions and common understanding, while subject to change. There is also a correlation between levels of sex hormones and an effect on personality and physique for instance, while these also vary among different people, masculine and feminine, they tend to fall roughly into categories of male, female, or androgynous.
So yes I think you could say that gender does exist in some instance, but that it is pliable to change, and should not be allowed to hold anyone back from their full potential
And yes nationalism is a disease and a false consciousness. However I think that it is worth considering the critiques made by someone such as Joseph Stalin, who pointed out that people who live in a certain area tend to share customs and a local culture, unique to their geographical location. Which, while not needing to be the basis of geographical boundaries, deserves recognition and incorporation into internationalism, or something to that effect.
>As a cis person my understanding of what makes someone trans is
>>A contradiction between the identity you feel you have on the inside, and the one assigned onto you by the outside
I's say that is pretty accurate, and I'd add a feeling of wrongeness about the sexual traits of the body you develop is a hallmark of gender dysphoria.
>but what makes one 'feel' like a woman? Did/do you actually feel like a woman, or did you just have extreme hate/anxiety of being a man, and therefore wanted the 'other' option?
Yes, good question.
I'd say that I felt that I was a girl from that very early age, and my parents and everyone else were mistaken about my gender. I was initially very confused about having a dick lol, when I was a very young child I was sure that the doctor simply got my sex wrong, and told my parents the wrong thing. As I got older, growing up with no access to information about transitioning, I came to accept that I wished more than anything to be a girl, but that it was impossible. So I attempted to be the best boy, the best man that I could. But My dysphoria and persistent feelings of pain and dread about my gender only continued to grow late into my puberty. I internalized very negative feelings about masculinity in myself and others until well into my transition, whereas now I don't see masculinity as inherently negative at all, and appreciate a lot of aspects of it even. In other people of any gender and even in myself to some extent.
Also what is your opinion of transrace?
It seems ridiculous to me. I don't see a reason for it other than internalized negative or positive opinions about a certain race, or perhaps some personal preference. This is with the exception of marginalized ethnic minorities whom 'transition' to be perceived as a race that is received more positively by their wider community, such as lighter skinned Black people pretending to be Caucasian in America. I have sympathy for these cases, however unfortunate.
>Oh no we can't derail the all important question: Is skin care booj
I think what we really need to ask though is if skin care is a jewish trick