>Like there are a lot of dysphoric women and FTMs in the radfem community now who are fully aware of what sex they are.
That's exactly what you said, and it can be interpreted in two ways: either that there are a lot of ftms in the radfem community that are now fully aware that they are women and never were men, or capable of ever becoming them, or that there are now a lot of ftms in the radfem community. It seems like you could've been saying they weren't fully aware at some point. That seemed what you were getting at with, specifically w the "it's called sex dysphoria and they're mentally ill" thing, like they really had no grip on reality at all. Either way, it's not a mental illness to hate your body while living in a society that teaches you to hate your body and victimizes you based on it. Pathologizing a very real material problem that is based primarily in the way women are treated is also very harmful and regards a systemic problem as an individual issue. I don't doubt that a number of them have underlying issues, but hating your body as a female in a society that teaches you hate it is not uncommon and I don't believe mental illness beyond the mostly typical mental illnesses that many, many, many women suffer from, is necessarily what drives them to go through with these things, sorry. I think people just in general don't question the downside to basically anything and this is the result of that. This requires a lot of you, a lot of play-acting, constantly pretending to be someone else, it's emotionally, physically and financially draining, it's painful, etc, so yeah, I think this is very different than someone having a temporary lapse in judgement and just taking some experimental pills out of desperation that had negative side effects. I also think you're discounting the amount of people that are at least partially affected by the potential clout.
No, I don't believe you can cure major depression by pretending to be happy. I think them going through with it and seeking it out has more to do with an idealization of this treatment method, but people really and truly need to be taught to question their treatment. The enthusiasm trans people have for this shit is nothing like I've seen with any other treatment. They fight and plead and beg for it, sink all of their money into it, it feels like there's little critical thought put into it and I don't believe it's usually fully out of self-hatred or mental illness, honestly. Objectively, this is a fucking nuts treatment plan though. This is nothing like being a completely anti-pharma loon that refuses to try Celexa. This is really expensive, dangerous, and makes no sense. No one is saying they don't deserve sympathy and this isn't applicable to all ftms.
I've read what they've said plenty. You don't need to act like it's a huge deal that two people lightly criticize these women (to no one in particular). It's a little dramatic. You can be a bit critical, yet still feel sympathy and demand better treatment standards.