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through simple deduction

Using nothing more than simple deduction one can arrive at the conclusion that gender dysphoria is positively real. How do I know this? I need only observe biology and the natural world's inner workings.

Reflect on an area in our natural world without any anomalies and you will genuinely hard pressed to think of any. Eventually you will arrive at the inevitable conclusion that perfection and uniformity are not possible. So why would sexual and gender identity be the only areas untouched by this variability? It would be possible to predict on that basis alone that people like us exist even if one had never met or heard of the concept of transgender or transsexual individuals.

Those who read my blog know that I am absolutely sold on the idea of gender identity as a continuum. You have intersex people who identify as one gender or the other or both and they are easier to believe since they carry the physical signs of difference but what is inside the brain is not as simple to diagnose.

You have male bodied people who identify as female and female bodied who identify as male with no detectable signs other than their own insistence. But even then the predictability of anomalies found elsewhere should bolster our conviction that transgender people are not making things up.

Therefore we can take solace in the fact that we are part of wonderful tapestry of variability that is found in this strange and magical universe.


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  1. If I might humbly call upon your considerable powers of deduction, how would you explain a 930% increase in gender identity referrals to the NHS in the UK? Could it be that something completely off the radar screen is causing more and more and more gender identify issues?

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    1. Kati I would chalk that up to people coming out of the wordwork and finally having the courage to address their gender issues. Most of us have lived in the shadows for many years and some will take the steps they have always wanted to. This new era of openness is what is creating this environment.

      The danger of course is that some of these individuals may not be the best candidates and may regret their decision.

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