More than 40 percent of transgender Americans have attempted suicide. That's according to a new, first-of-its-kind survey into discrimination against people who express a gender identity different to the one with which they were born.
I dunno whether to be glad that the comments aren't filled with transphobic cis ppl or to be annoyed that the comments are one giant troll by one of the "i'm transsexual not transgender like those freaks" types who believe the only "true" trans ppl are those who get surgery and go completely stealth and don't violate gender norms -_-;;;
I love how she goes into the "trans ppl who don't fit strict gender norms, or don't get surgery, or identify as neither gender are just confused gay ppl!" trope -_- CAMH must lurve her >_>
As for the article, the sad part is that rather than the high attempted suicide rate be seen as a terrible thing, and a reason why transphobia must be fought, it's always used against us as "see, those crazy ppl want to kill themselves! how can we trust nething they say!" -_-;; Have had psychs use that on me in the past, and transphobic trolls now -_-;; I had a recent run in with such ppl on an article about trans acceptance by families in the comments, and I just left it once they brought it out cuz it was clear they had no real intention of listening to trans ppl or when I correct them about how the process is like. xD I mean when you say "I'm against transitioning b/c it's forced on ppl by the medical and psychiatric types and they're told they're trans.. and I say actually um... society thinks a lot like you and I had to rly fight and push for this and psychs were always telling me maybe i'm NOT trans... and you then switch to "OH YOU NEEDED PSYCH HELP!? YOU TRIED TO KILL YOURSELF? SEE SEE!! YOU SICK PPL YOU!" it's clear that you dun rly care about trans ppl nor did you come to your transphobia b/c you thought this was the way things were since when you found out you were wrong, your transphobia changed arguments xD
But that's why we need more education and to not teach children that sex and gender so rigid and set in stone.. that biology is destiny, or that girls are pink and boys are blue... so that stats like this that shows the high suicide rate of pre-transitioned trans ppl show up the Occam's Razor is "it must be so painful to not be able to be yourself and also be in a society that hates you and maybe w/ family that does too" than "see this just proves trans ppl are crazy and can't be trusted".