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[–] GynyHappyPeople 77 points (+77|-0) Edited

The commenters really can’t see that what he’s upset about is exactly what they’re doing.

He’s aware that being trans ID’d won’t solve his problems, but he expected to pass and for the medication to alleviate his dyphoria. He doesn’t pass and it didn’t help, and now his mental illness is visible and obvious to people like his employers.

He feels he’s been encouraged into a neurosis that’s just made his underlying mental condition worse. The fact that he’s aware of all this but still feels a compulsion to have facial feminization surgery and pass must be difficult to live with. It sounds like he was depressed and developed an obsession with gender trying to figure out why he felt so bad.

Improving mental health care by improving studies, standard of care, affordability and access is a much saner approach to solving the present mental health crisis than trying to convince the masses to accept that a person can change sex. I imagine a world in which all the money and effort being put into the transgender lobby was instead dedicated to improving mental health care, and despair at the reality.

[–] jelliknight 48 points (+48|-0)

Yeah. Taking cross sex hormones and getting plastic surgery to look somewhat like the opposite sex is a bit like getting a forehead tattoo that says "I AM MENTALLY UNSTABLE". It sure as hell isnt going to make a normal life easier. They are the ones who egged him on to do it.

[–] KBash 14 points (+14|-0)

“Egged” is an appropriate choice of term here.

[–] Luckystar 10 points (+10|-0)

Transition honestly feels like a cruel lie being sold to gender dysphoric people. They will NEVER be the opposite sex. They will never 100% pass; most don't even pass most of the time! What's the point in encouraging Gamestop ma'am to go on HRT or use female pronouns? It's just allowing people to make a laughing stock of themselves...