The debate "Transgenderism shouldn't be glorified or known as being ok." was started by
March 30, 2019, 5:32 am.
26 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 14 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
JDAWG9693 posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
MADHURA, AlissiaMathew, JDAWG9693, heyitsben, castor, Preston, Charlie, Leftist_Tears and 18 visitors agree.
ZhiZho, redranger34, Gray_son and 11 visitors disagree.
There is a clinical difference between a condition and an illness and Tourette Syndrome is an neurological disorder. However, I also have minor scoliosis and that also doesn't really affect my day-to-day life my point is that just because it doesn't affect your day-to-day, whether you have it under control or that may simply be the nature of the illness it condition, does not mean that it is not an illness.
And, I would encourage you to research Gender Dysphoria, formerly known as Gender Identity Disorder
I'll have to look into gender dysphoria, but clinically illness means a shift from your baseline. if your tourettes is well controlled, I don't think you would consider yourself always ill from the first manifestation of symptoms til death.
illness is a sporadic even in which you are not able to fully function. what you have is a condition.
Body Dysmorphia is an illness, but not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about Gender Dysphoria, which is a DSM-5 classified illness.
Also, an illness does not have to interfere with your ability to live, day-to-day. For example, I have Tourette Syndrome, and I have it pretty bad, but it rarely interferes for me.
While I would assume that many people with gender dysphoria body dysmorphia, that's irrelevant to gender dysphoria existing itself.
transgenderism isnt a mental illness. body dysphoria is. the two are related, but not identical.
it's not the act of wanting to be the opposite sex that's an illness, it's the act of not being comfortable in your own skin. an illness by definition interferes with your ability to live day to day.
so someone who simply wants to be a different gender but being his current gender doesnt cause panic attacks or depression, is not mentally Ill. hes just wierd, and that's ok.
It shouldn't be glorified, yeah, but it shouldn't be shunned, either. It's a mental illness and should be treated as such.