No, they should obviously be screened for insanity because people who are mentally unstable shouldn't and aren't allowed to alter their bodies in such dramatic ways. But psychotherapy is ridiculous because it implies that they have some sort of condition that needs treatment.
On 4/18/2007 2:21:45 AM mynameismike wrote: Everyone is blindly saying 'yes'. Do you even know what therapy means? No, they don't need therapy, because therapy does not work on these people. They need screening, but therapy implies there's something wrong with them
Therapy doesn't mean that they are trying to "fix" transgendered people, I think it's more to help them cope. There are a lot of serious changes that people who are switching sexes are going to go through. Not just the surgery itself, but trying to be identified as the opposite sex, the stigma and discrimination that will happen, perceiving yourself as an entire different person.
I think as it stands now they need a psychological evaluation to be diagnosed with gender identity disorder to have the sex change surgery, but beyond that I don't believe any type of therapy is required.
honestly i think changing your gender is ..wrong/discusting isnt the right word but along those lines... thats basically showing that you are ashamed to be gay, and that will only lead to more discrimination. and i dont understand what that would do, i mean, i know absolutely nothing about what goes into changing gender (as in what gets added or if anything, etc) but it still seems like you would be better off just staying the gender you are.
i say be yourself, thats the only way you will ever be truely happy.
when i said "i dont understand what that would do..." i meant that i dont know what goes on during the surgery, which i stated right after i said that- "...i mean..."
obviously changing gender means that you would change genders.
and if i was a boy with my same personality, i would still be a boy no matter what i did. getting a sex change from a boy to a girl would only make me a boy without boy parts, and since i am attracted to boys now, if i was a boy instead of a girl, then i would be a boy that is attracted to other boys, that is my definition of gay, im sorry if thats different than yours.
"um yeah that was just my OPINION" you can't have an opinion on fact. That's like saying that your opinion is that the world is flat. No, your opinion is wrong. It's prejudiced, and it's ignorant. Don't hide ignorance behind opinion, it's immature.
"i would still be a boy no matter what i did" Also, you don't understand the concept of gender. So there.
yeah im pretty sure that anyone can have an opinion on whatever they want to have an opinion about. just because you think it is wrong, doesnt mean they cant have that opinion. "so there."
ignorance is completely different from an opinion. i already stated that i had no idea what goes on with a sex change surgery, so i dont know why you are so surprised that what i said was ignorant, when i already stated that it basically was. opinion has nothing to do with fact. an opinion can be wrong, but that doesnt make it not an opinion. an opinion is what YOU THINK about something. that doesnt necessarily mean that it has to be true or based on fact.
example: i have a 6 year old neighbor whose OPINION is that candy is better than vegetables, it is FACT that veges are better than candy, but it is still her OPINION even though she is ignorant to the fact that veges are better.
why dont you explain to me the "concept of gender" sinse i OBVIOUSLY dont get it.
"but it is still her OPINION even though she is ignorant to the fact that veges are better." Yes, and her opinion is wrong, and therefore, you must agree, so is yours. And until you acknowledge that fact, I have little to say to you.
i already have awknowledged that i dont know alot about the subject. you just blew up and started saying that you cant have opinions on things that are fact, which is probably THE stupidest thing i have ever heard, which is the only reason i am still responding to you.
but im not going to change my opinion until i have reason to. just because you say so is not good enough for me. just like just because i say so wouldnt be good enough for you. dont ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
and i really dont care what you have to say, from your last three posts, i can tell that you are one of those people who are only here to pick apart every little detail of what people say and b*tch and moan about how ignorant and stupid they are. i dont care what you think of my opinion i was simply stating it. as were you. except i respect peoples right to HAVE an opinion, unlike you.
On 4/21/2007 1:33:06 AM mynameismike wrote: "as were you. except i respect peoples right to HAVE an opinion, unlike you" Like I said, having an opinion "the Earth is flat", is having a wrong opnion. This is the same thing
the earth is flat is no longer even remotely relevant to what we are talking about. sex changes and whether or not the earth is flat cannot be compared to any degree.
sex changes being a controvercial issue there technically is no right or wrong answer. there is a definate widely accepted right answer to whether or not the earth is flat.
seriously, if that is all you have then just shut up.
i wasnt stating any FACTS. i dont know any facts, i was stating my OPINION. it doesnt matter if you think it is wrong or not because it is MY OPINION. god how the hell are you 20 years old and you still dont know the definition of opinion??? did you not go to school or something?