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I should be able to apply for a blue badge? It would come in handy.
do you have a link?
this was one of the first links I saw after googling the term.
but most of the time I don't.
I don't get it.
Sectainly made a Haché of that one!
but fidel was too quick
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which was linked to this article http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/becoming-disabled-by-choice-not-chance-transabled-people-feel-like-impostors-in-their-fully-working-bodies
actual comment that someone left on the thread: "Hmmmm the fact people would think this is in any way ok leads me to believe that our civilisation is beginning it's decline mirroring the lack of morals in the Roman empire as history demonstrates". 3 likes.
As someone who is visibly physically disabled this makes me feel so uncomfortable.
my best friend's in a wheelchair and his response was that it's bizarre but he has no issue with it, which surprised me - i thought he too would feel awkward/upset about it. can see how it's pretty divisive especially for people with experience of being trans/disabled.
my take on it was that if you've got a feeling of discomfort in your limbs that you can't shake, it makes sense that you'd eventually want it to be sorted out in one way or another. plus the doctor consulted said it's either a mental illness or a neurological issue - so not just people doing it to be weird. would be really interesting to see what the medical consensus is in time though.
I guess its the word note than the condition itself! Being trans or Disabled are identities and I don't think something that is clearly an illness or condition is equivalent. Theres also something fetishistic about it.
Think it's potentially really dodgy using trans terminology and theory to justify something like this. I think stuff like this highlights how gender is probably a unique category, in that it's so ingrained in social realities in a way that an able/disabled 'binary' just isn't (and so doesn't produce the context and environment for someone to grow up with this absolutely dominating internal conflict, unlike in the case of '''being''' one 'sex' whilst feeling like you're of a different gender).
I think there's a strong likelihood that someone who wants to cut off a part of their body needs a lot of assistance with their mental health.
Yeah with gender it's pretty obvious how people can identity as more than a binary. With something like this it does seem more into a mental health issue (wanting to be in an accident or get ill when depressed is fairly common right?) or maybe even something like Munchhausen Syndrome (where people create fantasies etc for sympathy).
The less serious/trolly bit:
Isn't it a bit like black face with disability?
If we're starting to call everything a Trans-something is trans-racial a thing? I listen to lots of hip-hop* so often feel more black than white.
*I actually only listen to white boy guitar music. And cry.
but lots of other people suffer accidents and diseases that give them disabilities, whilst no one gets in a car crash and comes out the other side a different gender or race.
not that this in itself is an argument against the validity of transabled as an identity, just an obvious way in which it's not the same as other identites
Not really, no.