Transsexualism has striking similarities to “transableism” where people believe they are actually disabled, a family researcher has said.
Glenn T. Stanton gave numerous examples of “transable” people who want to remove body parts – or have removed them – in order to ‘align’ their bodies with their minds.
He concluded that like transsexuals, people with such feelings “must be treated compassionately but truthfully”.
‘Same as transsexual’
Writing in the Federalist magazine, Stanton gave the example of Chloe Jennings-White, who is able-bodied but wants a severed spinal cord.
Jennings-White says it is the “same as a transsexual man having his penis cut off”, adding: “It’s never coming back, but they know it’s what they want”.
Stanton highlights comments from others with transableism, also known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder, who echo comments made by people who want to live as the opposite sex.
– “I always felt I should be an amputee.”
– “I have felt this is who I was”.
– “Just as a transsexual is not happy with his own body, but longs to have the body of another sex, in the same way I am not happy with my present body, but long for a peg-leg.”
He also notes the remark of one disabled man who argues against charges of bigotry for defending “the disability community against the transabled”.
Considering the similarities between transsexualism and transableism, Stanton highlights a study which found people who have had surgery to live as the opposite sex are more likely to commit suicide.
“Cutting the body does not seem to heal the mind”, he said.
“We must understand that both of these are severe psychological conditions and must be treated compassionately but truthfully.”
Stanton continued: “The fact that high-profile professional psychiatric associations say one of these is no longer a psychological disorder must be taken with a substantial grain of salt.
“Their conclusion is not the result of any new scientific development. It’s the admitted result of significant pressure by pro-transgender lobbyists.
“Patients are seldom well-served by ideology and beliefs crafted from political expediency.
“For their sakes, we must be honest about what we are dealing with here, and the similarities between these two conditions should be instructive.”