To be transgender is to be an individual who identifies with a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person’s sex at birth. In other words, if a trans person was born a boy, he may feel like he’s a girl, and might try to do whatever he can to act as, and be treated as, a girl. It is discontentment, and a disconnect between what he is, and what he believes he is. Simple disconnects to reality have been observed to cause discontentment, and unhappiness; thus, the left’s push for transgender normalization is causing more unhappiness, to themselves, and those outside of their community.
Scientifically speaking, being Transgender is unhappiness. A distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Joseph Berger, states, “From a scientific perspective, let me clarify what ‘transgendered’ actually means. I am speaking now about the scientific perspective – and not any political lobbying position that may be proposed by any group, medical or non-medical.”
He continues, “‘Transgendered’ are people who claim that they really are or wish to be people of the sex opposite to which they were born, or to which their chromosomal configuration attests. Sometimes, some of these people have claimed that they are ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ or alternatively ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body.’ Scientifically, there is no such thing,”
“On the other hand,” he said, “if these people are asked to clarify exactly what they believe, that is to say do they truly believe whichever of those above propositions applies to them and they say ‘no,’ then they know that such a proposition is not true, but that they ‘feel’ it, then what we are talking about scientifically, is just unhappiness, and that unhappiness is being accompanied by a wish — that leads some people into taking hormones that predominate in the other sex, and even having cosmetic surgery designed to make them ‘appear’ as if they are a person of the opposite sex.”
“The medical treatment of delusions, psychosis or emotional happiness is not by surgery,”
Paul McHugh, a leading psychiatrist, has added that those who have had transition surgery showed little to no psychological benefit.
So physical change is not the answer to a psychological problem, and I propose, neither is treating someone as what they are not. They say we must lie to them so they can ‘feel’ more like who they’re not. This does not do them any good, as studies have shown unhappiness and depression in the trans community are still substantially higher than the national average.
The lifetime attempted suicide rate for the average person is 4.6%. This means 4.6% of the population with attempt suicide at least once in their lifetime. The lifetime attempted suicide rate for the trans community is 40%. So in a day and age where we are more accepting and tolerant than ever, almost half of the trans community will attempt suicide at least once in their lifetime.
Action needs to be taken. They don’t need sex changes, as those have proven to not help(in fact large a large percentage of Trans who have gotten sex changes regretted it). Perhaps we shouldn’t be so compliant with their demands to refer to them as who they’re not, respectfully and as lovingly as possible, of course. They need mental help. Gender dysphoria is real. I don’t believe we should oppress or make fun of these people. I also don’t believe we should bow down to their thought-policing. We can be firm while still being compassionate.