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Trans links OTD

2023-03-24 18:08:08.282297+01 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

RT Shon @gayblackvet

Say you’re in a room with 400 ppl. 36 don’t have health insurance. 48 live in poverty. 85 are illiterate. 90 have untreated mental illnesses. And everyday, at least 1 person is shot. But 2 are trans so you decide ruining their lives is a priority. That is what’s happening rn

Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives:

Many have been harassed or verbally abused. They’ve been kicked out of their homes, denied health care and accosted in bathrooms. A quarter have been physically attacked, and about 1 in 5 have been fired or lost out on a promotion because of their gender identity. They are more than twice as likely as the population at large to have experienced serious mental health struggles such as depression.

Yet most trans adults say transitioning has made them more satisfied with their lives.

Which may also explain the amazingly low regret rate on surgery: If someone gets to that point, they've gotten past social transitioning, probably been through several years of hormone therapy, legal transitioning, so years of struggle and barriers before surgery even becomes an option.

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#Comment Re: Trans links OTD made: 2023-03-26 18:44:42.668359+02 by: Steven

"And everyday, at least 1 person is shot". 365 out of 400 people shot in a year. What country are we taalking about?

#Comment Re: Trans links OTD made: 2023-03-27 02:05:46.235103+02 by: TheSHAD0W

By "trans" do they mean "post-op" or "in total"? What percentage of trans people undergo surgery?

#Comment Re: Trans links OTD made: 2023-03-27 16:24:09.26702+02 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Yeah, shootings per year are more like one in 3k.

I doubt there are good numbers on number of teams people because of the left-hander phenomenon, but pre or post-op doesn't really matter because the political effort is against any gender non-conformity, and once you give those people and inch down the slippery slope we're back to the world of policing clothing.

#Comment Re: Trans links OTD made: 2023-03-28 02:05:43.185315+02 by: TheSHAD0W

I could care less about policing clothing. What I am interested in is the "satisfaction" of people who've undergone the surgery, because I've heard terrible things about it.

#Comment Re: Trans links OTD made: 2023-03-30 21:14:14.901873+02 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I’ve heard that the satisfaction rate is amazingly high, but given that it takes a decade or two of strong concerted effort to get to that point, there’s definitely some pre-filtering there.

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