Bilge Water -
What is with the weird comparison of trans people and black people? That’s twice now from two different people.
I know you guys are highly regarded devry educated psychologists but terms like “mental illness” or “psychological disorder” actually have meanings. I’ll leave it up to professionals to determine the right categorization. But, obviously gender dysphoria is a product of the mind.
Are you really that obtuse?
Your argument has repeatedly been that the trans suicide rate is a result of oppression.
People were simply pointing out that there has been groups who have experienced adversity who’s suicide rates don’t even come close.
Thereby invalidating your bullshit narrative.
I’m not sure if you are aware that different words have different meanings, and that those meanings are important. But I have never said that “trans suicide rate is the result of oppression”. Much less said it “repeatedly”.
what I would say is the sort of backwoods, country bumpkin attitudes towards transgendered people championed on this site has been the experience of most trans people. And those people have had a very high rate of suicides and other mental health issues. Further, as this issue is being studied more, there are consistent results that those trans people who have acceptance and support have lower rates of depression and suicide. I can google these for you, if needed.
So - just bear with me on this, because it’s truly a radical thought - it turns out that people who study and work with trans folks and have the most experience and knowledge might have the best approach. And, it also turns out, the embarrassing drunk uncle blowhard approach does not have the same basis in fact. Nuts, huh?
You sure as fuck implied it HEAVILY:
"yes, I am aware of the high rate of suicide among trans ppl. Do you think it’s because they grew up in an era that was just way too accepting of transsexuals? Thank goodness caring people like you want to bravely refer to them as “he” and proudly shout that they are mentally ill. Surely that will help them"
You left yourself just enough room for plausible deniability, but we all know the difference.
I also love how you completely ignored my post calling you on your "feigned compassion" horseshit. Must have rang a little too true.
- transsexuals exist
- they have high rates of suicide
- they have, traditionally, not being accepted
- acceptance, generally, is what mental health professionals in the field promote
- acceptance, generally leads to better outcomes
- acceptance, generally, is what most OG devry psychologists oppose, without providing any evidence or even a decent argument for their point of view.
Oppression and lack of acceptance aren’t the same thing.
Notice how plainly and simple I state my point of view. Contrast that with the lame, embarrassing, overly emotional feminine rants being directed my way. Oinkage in particular is reduced to a two sentence insult per post now, not even attempting to participate in a discussion. You know why that is? It’s because he knows he doesn’t have a good argument.