Glory to Takokind
- Oct 20, 2018
Eh, I don't believe it should be a public healthcare issue. But you should be able to mutilate your own body in anyway you want.
So true. But we must deal with the most important issues first, those of personal liberty. Sexual reassignment surgery only differs from other issues of freedom, like legalizing incest, in that it does not appear to occur naturally in nature (at least before the transgender animals die and their pink bits are eaten by scavengers).A state violates the non-aggression principle too, considering it's a monopoly on force and you can't fund a modern military without taxes.
So true. But we must deal with the most important issues first, those of personal liberty. Sexual reassignment surgery only differs from other issues of freedom, like legalizing incest, in that it does not appear to occur naturally in nature (at least before the transgender animals die and their pink bits are eaten by scavengers).
Fun fact: That was actually considered the "cleaner" method. The original way it was done was drilling into the skull.Look at it this way too: humans have been messing with their bodies in all kinds of fucked up ways for centuries. At least in this case you have someone who's a consenting adult who's doing this willingly, seeking out a professional, in a sterile environment. This isn't like footbinding, FGM, or Chinese eunuchs.
Someone mentioned lobotomies? The method was basically take an icepick, jam it through someone's eye socket and swirl around. The guy who was most famous for it would travel around with a screwdriver in his pocket, and perform them on the go. And they were done for the flimsiest of reasons. No tests, or examinations, nothing. A lot of times it was because the person was an embarassment to the family, and most likely would have grown of their behavior, or could have benefited more from counseling. (Like poor Rosemary Kennedy)
In fact, I'd be willing to bet more than a few of the victims of this treatment were LGBT. Very sickening chapter in this history of psychiatry.
The only issue I have with adults getting this procedure is the mentally vulnerable.I think SRS and transition should be illegal for minors.
As for adults who knowingly and consent to such a procedure, I honestly don't know.
This is the thing that pisses me off that you can get money for SRS but not other procedures.Tax payers shouldn’t have to fund it though.
In all SRSness, it should be highly discouraged and only used in extreme cases, but I feel like it needs to be kept legal because it's still the better option than some fool cutting his dick off with a rusty hacksaw or something
On the contrary regret rates seems to be very very low, at least according to the large Amsterdam series. But keep in mind that the troons in this studies are mostly pre-internet trannies. How are today's ROGDs different from them is anyone's guess.I think they say that over half of surgery patients regret it, so it seems logical to ban it on those grounds.
Should cutting off your own limbs be illegal? Should having someone else do it for you be illegal?
Of course not. The libertarian doctrine of the Non-Aggression Principle states that one must not initiate force against another.
A state that prohibits sexual reassignment surgery, or amputation confirmation surgery, violates that.