Before I respond, let me clarify my terms:
- When I say condition, I'm referring to a state of being, and not necessarily anything medical. For example, the phrase "the human condition" doesn't refer to a medical condition.
- When I say problem, I mean a situation in want of a resolution. If a situation is not in want of a resolution, then it is not a problem.
The woman who wanted to be a cat has nothing to do with transsexuals. We've been able to demonstrate, and the APA has accepted, that transsexuality is not a mental condition.
Is the cat woman's problem a mental condition? In her own words, she seems pretty sure that she was born the wrong species.
Hmmm...sounds familiar...I swear I've heard this word "dysphoria" somewhere before...ring a bell?
So why do you keep on bringing up examples that have noting to do with the actual topic?
Well I'll try explaining this from another angle then: In the case of Bradley Manning, you immediately hop on the argument that his brain is a female brain, and therefore he's a female. But the truth is, you really have no idea. And, that's exactly I'm bringing up pretty clear examples of people wanting to be things they are not, such as FTM which, try as you might, you can't explain away with your conjecture about Manning.
Because you have a problem.
And what problem do I have, exactly? I'm comfortable with my views and they don't need any solution. If I meet a brony (and I have met a few) I'm going to think "eh this dude is kinda weird, but whatever." I think the same about trannies and RPers. Does it need a solution? No. I just see some odd people....and...well shit, I'll have a beer with em, even be friends with em -- hell I'd even have a beer with you and be friends with you for that matter -- or a member of ISIS (provided they didn't try to cut my head off) or Hitler. I'm the kind of guy who will get along with anybody, even those who hate me.
But the thing is, and this is the meat of the issue: If I see a woman making herself to be a cat, I'd probably offer her another pint rather than some catnip.
In other words, it's perfectly normal for ANYBODY to behave one way towards one sex while behaving in often completely different ways towards another sex. And no, that's not sexist or somehow wrong or misogynistic, because women do and say different things around other women than they do to men. It's just human behavior, and I don't know if you have a problem with that or not, but if you do...well...not my problem.
And -- what I'm ultimately getting at -- if I meet a man making himself to be a woman -- and I have -- my communication with this person will be just as if they were another one of the guys. I'm not trying to be offensive, I'm just a no bullshit kind of guy. Make sense? If that bothers you, and makes you want to rid the world of me, or at least rid the immediate area of my presence, then that's not my problem, that's your problem. I don't have a problem because to me you're just another one of the guys, because again, I'm a no BS kind of guy, (sometimes to my detriment because if somebody asks me an IT question that I don't know the answer to, then I'll just flat out say "I don't know, but I'll figure it out", instead of doing the typical IT geek thing and pretend I know while I go look up the actual solution, whereas the later person will probably look better and will probably get promoted easier.)
If you were born with one eye, that would be a physical condition. It too would cause mental distress. The fix for the mental stress is not therapy to help you accept that you have only one eye - it's changing you physically - giving you a glass eye. That physical change relieves a lot of the mental stress because it lets you be who you should have been except for that missing eye.
In a manner of speaking, I was born with one eye. Or more specifically, amblyopia. And yes, it did (and still does) cause mental distress because I suck at sports. Seriously I'm the type of guy that will get picked dead last; right after kid wearing a cast on his leg. I more or less corrected the condition using my own self-developed "rehabilitative visual therapy" program, but it's still not perfect because now I'm left eye dominant while being right handed, which causes problems with aiming a rifle for example.
But your issue is talking more about a deformity, and I've got that too: My ears are small; about the size of a silver dollar. And, my right ear has only half of an upper lobe. People give me shit about it sometimes, but I'm not about to go get surgery for it.
Also, saying I debate like a man - I'm the one who keeps on getting back to the main topic
Honestly that has nothing to do with it. Besides, I haven't strayed from the topic, rather I'm showing you the error in the reasoning you're using. Hell, you're the one who brought up Zucker, which is no more on or off topic than anything I've stated.
So, if I'm debating like a man, you must be debating like a woman. But again, saying my style of debate is like a man's is sexist.
No, it's just a fact: Men and women debate differently. There is nothing right or wrong with it, it just is, it's a form of dimorphism and it's a perfectly normal thing. That would be like saying that it's sexist of me to point out that women tend to be shorter than men because some people perceive being short as being inferior, but again, that's just dimorphism and it's perfectly normal.
Speak of which, I believe I didn't specify (though I possibly did, I usually don't talk about gender issues) whether or not I was a man prior to the first time I ever said anything to you, and I believe one of your first replies to me was accusing me of thinking with my dick. So what made you imply I was a male? Perhaps intuitively you saw strong hints in one direction?
In summary, you are bothered by this even though it has nothing to do with you personally,
Again, not bothered...except maybe when a trans person tries to pass themselves off as something else to me in a bar...but so long as they're honest it's fine, but it's not a problem that ever lasts more than about 2 minutes. And no, I wouldn't date a man; whether or not he claims to be a woman is notwithstanding.
Things that bother me include:
-The anti-GMO movement who are trying to ban the very technology that I view as the key to our future survival. And yes, this is one of those things that is my problem.
- The fact that I have to carry around an iPhone for work when I like my Android phone a lot better (thus I carry both instead of opting to use my work phone for personal use; an option that I've been offered.)
- The fact that traffic fucking sucks in the morning. Potential solutions to this problem include riding my bike or buying an EV to use the HOV lane.
If you have proof that transsexuality is a mental disorder, produce it - even though that isn't justification for misgendering and deadnaming somebody
Deadnaming? Well, I highly doubt that either Bradley or Bruce will ever hear me say their names. Or do you spend your time complaining about the noise caused by trees falling in the woods, even though you're not there to hear them? Unless, you mean like how I still call my sister by her birth name? But so does everybody else and she's never complained about it. My grandpa calls me "bird" even though that's never at any point been my name or anything close to it. People at work always call me Jason even though my name has never at any point been Jason or anything even similar to it.
None of this bothers me.
and you'd rather act antisocial
How so? You're the one lobbing names and insults, which is by far more antisocial than anything I've done. I can only guess -- and this goes back to the earlier point I made about you being more dogmatic than a typical churchgoer -- is that if my opinion on the matter is wrong, then no big deal. But if your opinion on the matter is wrong...well then you're kind of screwed at this point, I'd imagine. So with you being so heavily invested in your particular viewpoint, I get why you lash out, maybe for the same reason that scientologists are so aggressive towards nonbelievers (after all, they're quite invested in their viewpoint, such as yourself.)