RE: Trans surgery ‘may be judged’ a mistake by future generations- The Australian
( BlackCirce )
Writing in the prestigious journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Melbourne psychiatrist Alison Clayton argues that transgender mastectomy may with time be seen as “dangerous medicine” like discredited past practices such as psychiatric lobotomy, which won a Nobel prize in 1949.
It’s unethical and conceptually incoherent to treat mental disorders with surgery. If a mental disorder has such a concrete connection to a somatic structure or process that it can be adequately treated with surgery, it should moved to the speciality of that structure. “She’s upset because she has breasts, therefore removing the breasts will cure her distress” is not a valid clinical reasoning.
Psychiatrists treating gender identity are getting high on their ability to marshal the big guns: anesthesiology and surgery.
( Snowball )
“She’s upset because she has breasts, therefore removing the breasts will cure her distress” is not a valid clinical reasoning.
Indeed. It's only a short step from that to "She's unhappy because she hates her life, so killing her will cure her depression".
( SulphuricMirror )
Yeah, no shit. This is going to be the scandal of the 21st century, certainly a very major one, right at the start. It will be in history books for a long time just like Thalidomide and lobotomies and Nazi experiments and Big Tobacco and so on already are. This will not be looked back on Kindly by future generations, at all. It will be recognized as a war on womankind, and a war on homosexuality. Because that's what it is. It will also be recognized as a mass-psychosis, and the fact that it was funded by a just a few very rich fetishistic men may not be what is most remembered about this, but I'm sure the most detailed, honest accounts of what's happening now will include that. There are receipts, after all. Books will be written, just like you can find books now about the Satanic Panic and recovered memories crazes.