Jim Goad writes that it’s still officially a “mental illness,” but probably won’t stay that way for much longer:
Although limb amputation is the disability of choice, the transabled have also been known to covet other disabling conditions such as deafness and blindness. Some even desire to acquire HIV. Others yearn to become permanently incontinent. For what it’s worth, the ranks of the transabled are overwhelmingly white, male, and disproportionately homosexual—not that there’s anything wrong with it. (…)
Political correctness has become a way to legitimize madness. Leftism constantly busies itself with creating mental problems out of thin air and then attempting to validate them. Twenty years ago when “body modification”—mostly cheesy and easily infected nipple piercings—were all the rage, a friend and I joked that the next big trend would be self-amputation. And here we are, watching that joke become reality.
I wrote about that briefly in 2013, HERE.