Biological hermaphrodites have nothing to do with the topic of gender identities, they remain something for both sides to point at though.
What? Of course they do. There have been documented cases of people who are changed from one sex to the other early on and then experience identity crises later on in their life; sometimes due to finding out that they were born with both genitalia, and other times due to something having to do with their psyche (they have thoughts or dreams of being the opposite sex). I agree that it is best to correct infants born with both sets of genitalia, but we must take into account what may happen to them after the fact.
These are seperate issues. There is no correlation between gender dysmorphia and ambiguous genitalia. There was one major case
of a young boy who was castrated due to an error and it was thereafter decided by a psychologist eager to push social gender identity theories that the change should go all the way and he be raised as a girl. Naturally, this was not accepted by the individual, as he was male. I am not aware of other cases. Biological sex is more than genitalia, and to get something like this wrong would be a major error. Puberty would also make the issue rather clear cut. Still, I admit the possibility that this could have happened a couple more times.
(Male and female genitalia develop from the same embryological structures, the clitoris is equivalent to the penis, the labia to the scrotum etc. Strictly speaking, you cant be born with both sets, though it can certainly look like it)
Regarding the first sentence, are you sure it's that much? I know many have mental problems but over half?
In one study, 44% of transsexuals admitted to attempting suicide. Roughly a fourth have substance abuse problems. The incidence of hiv is four times the general population (a good marker for risky sexual behaviour and drug use, itself correlated with mental illness).Of 97 patients who came to the Endocrine Division for hormones and other treatments related to gender identity disorder between January 1998 and February 2010, 44.3 percent had significant mental health histories. Twenty percent had self-mutilated, and 9.3 percent had attempted suicide at least once. About 37 percent were taking psychiatric medication...
Shit like this is what makes me angry about the shitlib approach. The problem is discrimination / people not being aware enough to them. One solution is for these people to surgically mutilate themselves so they can feel happy, with predictable results: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/jul/30/health.mentalhealth
Unfortunately at the moment I am not able to provide you with a validation of over half, but I hope the above is convincing enough. If it isnt I will try and find my source and edit it in. The best source though, is just talking to trannies. Trannies and fags always have issues.
To the second sentence, it's true that bullying/discrimination against trans people exists, but not nearly to the degree that dumbass libs say so. The bullying is not something that should be encouraged, but as usual the liberal tendency to force people to accept the victim without reason breeds resentment. Shitheads.
You know I dont really have anything against anyone. I dont think anyone on this forum does. We are probably all people with a high openness to experience who would tend to treat individuals nonjudgmentally at the outset. Despite that, I have reversed my opinion on bullying. I think it is a great social immune system of sorts. I dont think bullying should be encouraged, but I wouldnt discourage it, thats for sure.