It’s not enough that people lop off body parts because they identify as the opposite gender. Some are lopping off body parts because they identify as disabled.
BIID stands for Body Integrity Identity Disorder. It is a rare psychological condition in which individuals experience a strong and persistent desire for a specific disability or impairment. People with BIID may feel that a certain body part, such as a limb, does not belong to them or feels foreign, and they may have a compelling need to have that body part amputated or disabled in some way to align with their self-perceived body image.
BIID is a recognized psychological disorder, with the National Institutes of Health stating that those affected “desire the amputation of one or more healthy limbs or desire a paralysis.”
Some experts consider it to be a psychological disorder, while others believe it may be related to issues of “body identity and perception.” Traditional treatment approaches for BIID include psychotherapy, counseling, and support to help individuals manage their distress and come to terms with their body image issues.
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Body Integrity Identity Disorder is now called transablism to keep up with the trending term “transgenderism,” and the horrifying reason is clear.
Per Evolution News, the term “transablism” harnesses the “stunning cultural power of gender ideology” to allow doctors to “treat” BIID patients through surgical intervention.
Switching the term BIID to “transablism” implies advocacy, which in turn will allow doctors to indulge patients by removing healthy limbs, blinding them, or even inducing permanent paralysis.
But some transablists won’t let a pesky thing like good health get in the way of seeking attention.
In North Carolina, a 21-year-old woman destroyed her own eyesight because she identified as blind. Jewel Shuping claimed that she “always wanted to lose her eyesight” and, taking matters into her own hands, blinded herself with drain cleaner.
Fifty-three-year-old Jørund Viktoria Alme of Oslo, Norway, identifies as disabled. She has no physical handicap but regularly uses a wheelchair. She is also, coincidentally, transgender. The biological male stated in an interview that they had always wanted to have been born as “a woman paralyzed from the waist down.”
Those who won’t disable themselves will need to rely on surgeons to take care of the “problem” for them. Surgical interventions, such as amputation, are generally not considered an ethical or appropriate treatment for BIID, but by changing the terminology to “transablism,” mutilation may be considered acceptable in the future in the same way that transition surgeries for transgendered individuals are now.
There are already Instances of physicians performing procedures to disable individuals with BIID and bioethicists endorsing such actions. The topic has been featured in Canada’s National Post and is emerging in the United States mainstream media as the next trend and the next logical step now that gender reassignment surgery has become acceptable.
Ironically, transableism is getting a lot of pushback from the transgender community, who feel that the movement undermines their own. But advocates compare voluntary mutilation to achieve a handicap to the extensive plastic surgery necessary for transitioning.
Marc Siegal, an NYU Langone Medical Center internist in New York City, cautions that those with BIID are suffering a severe form of Munchausen syndrome, where a patient deliberately acts out physical or mental illnesses despite being healthy.
Jane Orient, an Arizona internist, agrees, calling transableism a delusional disorder. “In my opinion, both transgender and transabled persons suffer from a delusional disorder.” Orient goes on to add,” The Oath of Hippocrates adjures physicians to do no harm. Mutilating the body is an objective harm even if makes the patient subjectively feel better.”
If doctors are willing to amputate healthy limbs to support transablism, the next step may be killing someone to indulge in “Cotard’s syndrome” or “Cotard’s delusion,” a condition characterized by a person’s fixed belief that they are dead, do not exist, or have lost their internal organs or bodily functions.
Look for an increase in transablism awareness and the advocacy of using horrific mutilations for treatment. For progressives, no delusion is too insane to support.
Most Americans, on the other hand, harbor less dramatic delusions and would rather cash in on their fantasies by simply identifying as “transwealthy.”