ILGA » ILGA North America » DSM Changes: Much Ado about a Meaningless Change in Terms or The Master’s Tools Will Never be used to Dismantle the Master’s ATM

News

Filter by Show me news ›

DSM Changes: Much Ado about a Meaningless Change in Terms or The Master’s Tools Will Never be used to Dismantle the Master’s ATM

All week long I’ve been running posts about: “GID Removed from the DSM.” Hopefully, you’ve noticed, I’ve run a number of posts that warned against excessive exuberance.\nMy take on GID and its return to its original name is this:  Did any one really expect a bunch of people making money off a bunch of sketchy at best “diagnoses” to kill one of their money streams?\n

Avatar of Alessia Valenza

21st December 2012 06:25

Alessia Valenza | ILGA North America

Dysphoria without all the baggage of the multitextural term “gender” does sort of describe what pushes people to come out as transsexual or transgender.  Of course discomfort and a searching for happiness or comfort within one’s own skin is one of those basic freedoms.

Placed in a different context, the requirement that TS/TG people submit to a degrading and stigmatizing label in order to obtain medical treatment is same as the invasive vaginal ultra sound  probe before being permitted to obtain an abortion. It is allowing people to insert religion based road blocks between patient and physician.

Read the full story.