The sad reality is that we cannot force others to think about ourselves a certain way.
I am not so sure that that is “sad”, in that forcing others to think a certain way about anything is a level of authoritarian control that few would prefer.
It is central to many religious traditions, for example, and we agree religious freedom is a value to be protected.
Bingo. This is a point which is underdiscussed, in my view.
Saying that sexual (not gender) dimorphism is “central” to (at least) the three semitic religions understates the matter; it would probably be more accurate to say that without such a distinction that all three religions simply cease to exist. Yes, there are “reformed” Jews and liberal Christians and even some “modernist” Muslims at this point in time which are attempting to create a harmony between Scriptural dogma and modern views, but leaders and congregants identifying as such are kidding themselves. You can’t simultaneously believe “XYZ is the Word of God”, align yourself to a belief contrary to that Word, and still think you’re entitled to the blessings of that
Are they really that weak and frail, that we need to cushion the whole world for them? If the opinions of others affect you to that degree, then maybe the problem is not the opinions of others.
Interesting point. I had heard for years that the reason the “world” needed to be provide medical solutions for trans individuals was that the suicide rate for trans people was some exorbitantly high number.
But what was rarely discussed (and this is the data scientist in me coming out) is the suicide rate of trans people AFTER they they have received a medical solution. Are the two different, statistically speaking?