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(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ What the hell is wrong with these people. They want to get welfare so badly they mutilate themselves. Now they've gotten smart and are trying to jump on the Trans-bandwagon to stop people from criticizing them



http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/becoming-disabled-by-choice-not-chance-transabled-people-feel-like-impostors-in-their-fully-working-bodies

OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.

But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.

“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told the body modification website ModBlog.

His goal was to become disabled.

People like Jason have been classified as ‘‘transabled’’ — feeling like imposters in their bodies, their arms and legs in full working order.

“We define transability as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment,” says Alexandre Baril, a Quebec born academic who will present on “transability” at this week’s Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ottawa.

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That's hot.
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octorockandroll wrote:

That's hot.


Yes that glowing red hot iron pipe was very hot when it accidentally fell from his tongs onto his outstreched leg.
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It's just another type of mental illness regarding their body image, I don't think it's because they want to be on welfare.

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Ottawa is Canada's Florida.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Ottawa is Canada's Florida.


Does that make Quebec our Texas?
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(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ What the hell is wrong with these people. They want to get welfare so badly they mutilate themselves. Now they've gotten smart and are trying to jump on the Trans-bandwagon to stop people from criticizing them



http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/becoming-disabled-by-choice-not-chance-transabled-people-feel-like-impostors-in-their-fully-working-bodies

OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.

But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.

“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told the body modification website ModBlog.

His goal was to become disabled.

People like Jason have been classified as ‘‘transabled’’ — feeling like imposters in their bodies, their arms and legs in full working order.

“We define transability as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment,” says Alexandre Baril, a Quebec born academic who will present on “transability” at this week’s Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ottawa.

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http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/becoming-disabled-by-choice-not-chance-transabled-people-feel-like-impostors-in-their-fully-working-bodies


Most of it is people with mental disorders who need to disable themselves to feel right.

it's a legit mental disorder and they need help and therapy however they won't ever feel normal because you can't cure a disorder only treat it.
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Welfare is not what made them want to physically disable themselves. That is like saying I want to be homeless so I can be on welfare.
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Maybe we can compromise and just break their arms instead of cutting them off.
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Yup, that's weird alright. Is this like some daily ritual to dredge up something new to be outraged over?
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Welfare is not what made them want to physically disable themselves. That is like saying I want to be homeless so I can be on welfare.


I have an uncle that became homeless because he didn't want to work then managed to get welfare and lost it by getting caught spending his welfare money on drugs. He ended up dying because he took too many drugs and alcohol and died from the combo, idiot.
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It's a strange condition. Imagine waking up one day and your hand is totally different. Not your own hand at all, and everybody else thinks your crazy. Messed up. I think even an imposter hand is better than no hand though...
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It's a strange condition. Imagine waking up one day and your hand is totally different. Not your own hand at all, and everybody else thinks your crazy. Messed up. I think even an imposter hand is better than no hand though...


Meh, I could wake up with an entirely cybernetic body tomorrow and not give a damn besides wondering if it will function properly.
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Rujikin wrote:

Meh, I could wake up with an entirely cybernetic body tomorrow and not give a damn besides wondering if it will function properly.


I think the whole point is that it's a mental disorder that is not controllable by the individual.
Granted, it's screwed up but there are circumstances that surround this that doesn't necessarily indicate that he was seeking to be on welfare - he just wanted to get rid of what he couldn't rationalize as his own arm. That's kind of how it works. Even if they're existing in the body that they're aware of, a switch in their chemistry tries to inform them that <insert limb> isn't their own. To be fair, it isn't called "transabled" it's "Body Integrity Identity Disorder" or, in extreme circumstances, "Somatoparaphrenia". Yes, they're real things. The "Transabled" thing is just a buzzword for clicks for a certain type of people.

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Rujikin wrote:

Meh, I could wake up with an entirely cybernetic body tomorrow and not give a damn besides wondering if it will function properly.


So basically: "does it vibrate?"
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Xxanthar wrote:

Ottawa is Canada's Florida.


Does that make Quebec our Texas?


No. Unlike Quebec, The Great State of Texas was it own country.
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