I don't think there's anything "natural" about introducing exogenous hormones into my body and getting surgery to reconstruct the downstairs
The thing is though...
I legitimately do not fucking care if it is or not, it's my body to do what I please with
Also hella "unnatural": dental care, indoor plumbing...
Don't get me started about the inherent dishonesty involved in arbitrarily labeling things "natural" vs "unnatural" and valorizing the former, honestly
This usage of "natural" makes me think of such galaxy brain takes that call all medicine unnatural and thus bad
@Elina the distinction between man-made and artificial is so weird
cause humans reconstructed the universe for their benefit...
suddenly it's bad?
@Elizafox indeed it is! I think a lot about the nature/invention “dichotomy” and while my ideas are always evolving, I think it’s a pretty false dichotomy in a lot of ways. Science helps us understand nature and then to use that understanding to create and do wonderful things, and I think hormone therapy and gender affirming surgery are great examples of that.
Plus like...trans people have always existed, naturally.
this is mst3k