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Forums - Politics Discussion - If transracialism is BS, why isn't transgenderism?

nuckles87 said:
ClaudeLv250 said:
Gender dysphoria is real. Race is a social construct (and a sloppy one at that). Not the same thing.

This really is all that needs to be said here.

Race is a social construct, one that changes over time and between cultures. Gender dysphoria is a well-documented thing that’s been seen in multiple cultures over multiple time periods, and there’s oodles of scientific evidence demonstrating that gender reassignment surgeries typically help trans people significantly.

I’d encourage anyone with a serious interest in this to just google this stuff and read up on what reputable scientific sources say on the subject.

One could argue that gender dysphoria has been turned into a social construct. 

Look at the options facebook has (which could be grouped into way less categories, but socially some people get offended with trans vs transgender vs transsexual so they duplicate stuff for the sake of a feelings, when will this list stop growing? when will it become more realistic?):

Asexual
Female to male trans man
Female to male transgender man
Female to male transsexual man
F2M
Gender neutral
Hermaphrodite
Intersex man
Intersex person
Intersex woman
Male to female trans woman
Male to female transgender woman
Male to female transsexual woman
Man
M2F
Polygender
T* man
T* woman
Two* person
Two-spirit person
Woman
Agender
Androgyne
Androgynes
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Intersex
Male to Female
MTF
Neither
Neutrois
Non-binary
Other
Pangender
Trans
Trans Female
Trans Male
Trans Man
Trans Person
Trans*Female
Trans*Male
Trans*Man
Trans*Person
Trans*Woman
Transexual
Transexual Female
Transexual Male
Transexual Man
Transexual Person
Transexual Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Person
Transmasculine
Two-spirit



 

 

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I feel like conversations regarding racial identity are relevant and potentially valuable to have, however, to frame such a conversation within an anti-trans "gotcha" is both unnecessary and shitty.



We don't know exactly what causes transsexuality. There is data that shows that transgender women have brains more similar to cisgender women than the biological male they were likely born as.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4987404

Men and women tend to have different hormones. And hormones can affect these brain structures.

Conversely there is no such parallel with race. There aren't black brains or asians brains where everyone with the same "race" (however you define it*) has the same kind of brain.

*Race is a social construct and different cultures make different distinctions.

Closing the thread as it's nonsense and diminishing to people who struggle with gender dysphoria.