I’m not even being enabled either though. I’ve been told it’s a phase and such by psychiatrists. Not to mention that dysphoria isn’t a mental illness. It’s a symtom if anything. And also why the hell would professionals enable a mental illness? That makes no sense.
> And also why the hell would professionals enable a mental illness? That makes no sense.
Why indeed is the question many of us are asking. Did you know many “gender therapists” are practicing without any sort of relevant degrees or training? Because there’s no regulation of who can be a gender therapist. It’s bullshit pseudoscience like homeopathy or chiropractic. But doctors and psychiatrists will unknowingly accept recommendations from these people to dish out hormones without much of an understanding of the issue.
Some people will go from psychiatrist to psychiatrist from doctor to doctor until one is willing to give them what they want.
And then there’s the co-opting of the gay rights movement to wield against anyone afraid of looking like a “bigot”.
And then there’s the cosmetic surgeons doing gangbusters on this trend.
And then there’s just the sexist notions that, yes, there is something terribly wrong with a boy who likes dolls and a girl who wants short hair. Back in the day parents would be worrying that their child is gay, and guess what? Even WPATH’s own 2012 report has an argument against childhood diagnosis of GiD because 70% - 80% of children diagnosed turned out to be normal gay people.
And since gender roles are highly heteronormative the social stigma against violation them is pretty deeply rooted in homophobia.
So there are some parents out there seeing their kid play with the “wrong” toys and seeing their kid show early signs of being gay and are now being handed a way to turn their worrisome gay child into a super special straight one, and it will get them all sorts of attention and praise and assurances that they’re doing the right thing and are so progressive for it. See: the entire situation surrounding Jazz Jennings.
There isn’t even a scientific consensus on what causes gender/sex dsyphoria and there’s no reason to believe it isn’t psychological, a social disease brought on by the rampant sexism and homophobia in human society.