I’m guessing the use of the word “legitimate” and the reference to transgenderism as being a mental illness. IMHO, the first is definitely falls under the “being a jerk” umbrella, the latter is IMO more questionable but still pretty poor form.
Right - it’s a dissenting opinion from the general consensus of the board. I don’t see people that attempt to change their gender as legitimately the gender they profess to be. That is a matter of opinion. It’s a matter of science. It’s determined by chromosomes. The same people who complain that science is ignored want to ignore that. It’s taught in basic biology.
Following that notion if they believe they are something they are not they have a mental illness. Their body is what it is - their brain doesn’t match. If I imagine I’m a giraffe no sane person would suggest getting surgery to become a giraffe.
Some in society would like to push for enabling others’ mental illness. No thanks.
Being fragile and incapable of discussion. That’s what this board will dwindle to nothing for. You all have systematically pushed out all conservative thought here and pat yourself on the back like you’ve finally defeated evil. The circle jerk here is outstanding. I wonder if this board will exist in 10 years
But how is that hateful? It’s the framing of it. By establishing anyone who claims to be that something by default it shifts the conversation to a default. I only see men born as men as men. I only see women born as women as women. That doesn’t make me hateful.
And as for mental illness - is there a more PC word we are using now? Would psychological disorder work better? My stance is that instead of advocating for a change of body we should advocate for mental health so that the person’s mind matches their body.
I view the physical word as unmovable in that regard. In my opinion the person’s perception is skewed.
You might find that perspective to be problematic. If the world moves around you and you suddenly find yourself no longer in the place that you were, how do you hope to deal with that? By trying to find that place again? What if it is no longer there?
Reality is that which, when we stop believing in it, fails to go away.