The Instigator
PrettyYoung
Pro (for)
The Contender
anc2006
Con (against)

Transgenderism is a mental illness.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/7/2019 Category: Society
Updated: 1 week ago Status: Debating Period
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PrettyYoung

Pro

I will allow Con/Against to initialize this debate.
anc2006

Con

iF transgenderism is a mental illness, Then believe in religion would be also a mental illness is the eyes of an atheist. That is not true, So neither is this one.
Debate Round No. 1
PrettyYoung

Pro

According to https://www. Psychiatry. Org/patients-families/gender-dysphoria:
Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person's physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify. People with gender dysphoria may be very uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned, Sometimes described as being uncomfortable with their body (particularly developments during puberty) or being uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender.

"iF transgenderism is a mental illness, Then believe in religion would be also a mental illness is the eyes of an atheist. That is not true, So neither is this one" The problem is that transgenderism IS a mental illness and there is plentiful evidence to prove so just as the example given above. Religion is a faith, Which atheists may CHOOSE to see as a mental illness, So that was a pretty weak point you gave there.
anc2006

Con

Your description is OK, But that also means being homosexual is a mental illness, And by that in the eyes of radical trans people, Cisgender is one. You can't just say it is a mental illness or not because most people think this is abnormal.

"The problem is that transgenderism IS a mental illness and there is plentiful evidence to prove so just as the example given above. Religion is a faith, Which atheists may CHOOSE to see as a mental illness, So that was a pretty weak point you gave there. "

If I am a theist, I'd think people with no religion is hopeless by some any means. For this reason, I think Tiktok would be bad, But reality it isn't. You just name illnesses let alone they are just abnormal behaviours.

"Sometimes described as being uncomfortable with their body (particularly developments during puberty) or being uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender. "

I don't see any problem. This is perfectly normal like a small chance of people have blue eyes, But that doesn't mean brown eyes have nothing wrong and blue eyes have. There is a pope and catholics, Doesn't mean Galileo is wrong. There are more cisgender people, Doesn't make transgender an illness.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Knight_Dragon 1 week ago
Knight_Dragon
@The Contender
Transgenderism has been proven to be a mental illness unlike religion.
Posted by billsands 1 week ago
billsands
actauly i agree i'm agnostic but using logic you can deduce these are very sick people, And society doesnt halp them by pandering to their madness
Posted by AndrewD 1 week ago
AndrewD
First off as a atheist/agnostic i don't like the labels but hey there they are. I would never consider the believe in religion as a mental illness, Its more of a ignorance and as long as no one is killing each other in the name of a imaginary friend who cares let them do there thing. Why do people say they were assigned a gender? Who assigned it? No one did, Someone noticed it but assigned is flat out a lie. Male or Female is in the sperm we know this. Its not a assignment you fought to make it into a egg and you grew up. Now for the meat and potatoes Transgenderism is a mental illness. It is gender dysphoria and gender dysphoria is a mental illness. Now should it be frowned on? No. Should we be attempting to change the gender of a child from the point they say they like a toy that the other gender tends to play with? No. Who isn't uncomfortable at some point when growing up? If you change your gender are you now and forever going to be comfortable with that? No? I understand some of the arguments placed but the answer to the arguments don't have to make you feel good. Whats needed is counseling to help prevent the 40% that take there life. I don't know just my thoughts on the matter i could keep going but this is a large matter and not going to be solved by a few ah gotcha moments.
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