/ft/ - Feminist Theory

Feminism general discussion


Max message length: 4096


Max file size: limitless

Max files: 3


Used to delete files and postings


(25.97 KB 569x844 binder.jpg)
Dysphoric Female General Anonymous 07/04/2020 (Sat) 21:30:28 No. 162
Does anyone else suffer from dysphoria? How do you cope with it through radfem lenses? I have pretty intense body dysphoria since puberty and have a very hateful relationship with my female body, ironically enough i never indentified as a troon because i also did not want male characteristics, wanting to be a pre-pubescent genderless enby was my dream. I've been considering either a mastectomy or drastic breast reduction for a while now because my breasts bring me the most discomfort, but now being exposed to gender critical theory made me wonder if there any other ways of diminishing the issue.
What other things bother you in your body? If it is the case you have big boobs and it hurts your back or causes other physical discomfort, then It is even necessary that you go through a breast reduction surgery. If is just the case that you prefer smaller boobs aesthetically, that's also ok, you can 1- go through the surgery so you feel better or 2- you can keep the surgery's money and accept your boobs. There's nothing wrong with the first option though, but make sure you won't regret it later. Just like being a woman, having big or smaller boobs or any other physical characteristic has nothing to do with your personality and who you are as a person, it is just looks. I don't recommend removing them completely though
I'm not sure this is a radical feminist perspective exactly, but.. The universe is Darwinian hell, human bodies are disgusting, prone to malfunction, and register pain and stress predominantly over pleasure and relaxation. Existence itself is suffering, pleasure is only temporary relief from desire but desire is never ending and achieving your desires leads to greater desire and greater suffering. What we do have, which untold generations of living creatures suffered and died in horrific ways to be whittled down to, is a mind. If I could be uploaded into an immortal unfeeling machine consciousness that would be convenient because I wouldn't have to deal with my obnoxious human body, but I also get the feeling that this is fundamentally impossible, and that the foundation of pain and anxiety is a necessary part of experience itself. Which is to say that existence is unfair on a grand cosmic scale, and secondary sexual characteristics just add insult to injury, and really just having an organic body at all is awful and you just have to deal with it. Having an intellectual life that you can and maybe even should prioritise is a blessing though.
>>163 My boobs are actually quite average in size (I think im a C cup?), they don't cause any physical discomfort, just mental discomfort lol I doubt I would ever regret it since breasfeeding and pregnancy are completely off the table for me, I would rather die. >>164 I mostly agree with it but why should I have to deal with it if I could fix my discomfort with a surgery with minimal chance of having later problems? mastectomies of the troon type rarely have another issue than minor scarring.
>>167 How would you deal with this mental discomfort if plastic surgeries didn't exist? If you couldn't do it?
>>171 Mainly chest biding, which I already do, not the healthiest thing for my ribcage obviously.
A detrans woman wrote this https://trialeterror.home.blog/2018/11/25/alternatives-to-transition-a-step-by-step-guide-to-thinking-your-way-out-of-dysphoria-without-repressing-it/amp/?__twitter_impression=true but I don't think it will help you much. Maybe a little? Honestly, some detrans women say that they're happy they got top surgery for their dysphoria. Look into the risks (like losing feeling) and get therapy before pursuing the therapy.
>>174 Yeah not really.... This is mostly about social dysphoria and feeling uncomfortable with words and such, which is a problem for most trans-indentified women but not me.
I do, but mine is from my uterus. Just the reminder that it's there is enough to make me anxious, and seeing a pregnant woman or baby makes it even worse. I wish i could get my tubes tied or just take the whole thing out. It would make my life a lot less stressful and i would not have this fear aways at the back of my head. I even avoid shows or books having to deal with pregnancy or anything uterus related like periods, PCOS or endometriosis.
>>174 Side note: can we stop with the amp links already? These are vile.
I don't have dysphoria per say, but what I have is body dysmorphia. Body dysmorphia affects me in numerous ways. I'm scared of going out of the house (besides walks and my workplace) because I'm afraid people that I highly dislike will see me and laugh at me because I think I'm ugly, fat, boobs are too small, too hairy, or very puny and not muscular. I look at myself and all I see is a monster in the mirror. I see not only one specific flaw, but numerous flaws in my body. I go from shaving all of my body hair (still have my eyebrows; I just pluck them) to clipping my nails short, but not really short, or putting on makeup to cover up my ugliness. I also pick at my skin at times, because I don't think it should be there. I think what makes it worse is that I'm considered to be overweight and overfat, yet really obese people think I'm "skinny" and anorexics that loathe and obsess over my existence think I'm "morbidly obese" (even said I was SOOOOO fat near my face). Also actual obese people (different ones that actually hate me) said I had a flat chest (not true; I'm a 32d in one brand and a 34b in another, which is 36" bust, and considered average). At the same time, I do think they're too small because other women have like 44" busts, also they tell me I have no muscle whilst having anorexics and obese people claiming they have muscle even though the anorexics are just skeletons and the obese people are just fat. (not trying to be malicious; it's just that they literally are just bones or fat). I just hate having to look at the mirror, and I always avoid pictures because I'm afraid of I'm *insert flaw I have here*. Sorry that this is long, but I also thank you guys for spending the time reading this. /rant
>>162 >wanting to be a pre-pubescent genderless enby was my dream yeah... I want to go back to a simpler time.
>>167 >I mostly agree with it but why should I have to deal with it if I could fix my discomfort with a surgery with minimal chance of having later problems? mastectomies of the troon type rarely have another issue than minor scarring. >c cup Holy shit literally do more exercise and lower your body fat % before you try chopping off your tits and paypigging a surgeon.
>>481 My BMI is 18 lol (not an ana-chan, i have gastrointestinal issues), any less bodyfat we are getting into spook territory, its all mostly breast tissue and the only fix is surgery sadly.
>My boobs are actually quite average in size (I think im a C cup?), they don't cause any physical discomfort, just mental discomfort My advice for you is finding a job and start worrying about real problems, although I doubt you have them
>>553 NTA, but weird response to an innocuous post, anon. Your insecurity is showing.
>>330 hug 2 you, anon.
>>593 oh whoops. not sure if we can sage here. i'm new to this board
>>594 I think you can type sage in the options field for a post but it's not obvious and nobody sages here because it's so slow. Sage test
>>595 Thanks for sharing that, anon, I wasn't sure what etiquette was around sage here yet and it is weird to go without using it
>>623 Cool so what does a dysphoric person do about it? >inb4 kill yourself, eugenics isn’t very feminist of you
>>624 don't feed the troll
>>624 What isn't feminist about eugenics? You think having more boorish brutes are going to help solve the problem?


no cookies?