What is gender dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is the feeling of discomfort or distress that people whose gender identity differs from the sex assigned at birth or from physical characteristics related to sex may feel. Transgender and gender non-conforming people may experience gender dysphoria at some point in their lives. But not all people are affected. Some transgender and gender non-conforming people are comfortable with their bodies, with or without medical intervention. Dysphoria is often part of what prompts people to make a social or medical transition; to feel more comfortable in your own body. (We must bear in mind that it does not happen to all people who identify with a different sex).

Gender dysphoria is a term that describes the feeling of discomfort that a person may have due to the mismatch between her gender identity and the gender assigned to her at birth. This feeling of discomfort or dissatisfaction can be so intense that it can lead to depression and anxiety and have a detrimental impact on daily life. But why does it happen? This is clearly due to a matter of social expectations. Socially, we have been imposed on how men and women are supposed to be and what body they have to have; then there are trans people who, as a result of the expectations that are had in relation to each gender, fall into this. Gender dysphoria happens in large part because of the social context in which we live. If we did not live in a society in which social rules and norms are imposed on men and women, I might even think that each person could live her identity.

Although we can conceptualize gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia as two different things, they are often not mutually exclusive: trans and non-binary people can experience both simultaneously as they are interconnected. Someone can have a gender dysphoria and also have a body dysmorphia as a symptom. While feelings of body discomfort have to do with gender, trans and non-binary people often simultaneously face distress over their size and shape and control. Although body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria report each other, they do not cause each other.
Some characteristics or ways to identify gender dysphoria are:
• A marked difference between your internal gender identity and primary or secondary sexual characteristics, or anticipated secondary sexual characteristics in young adolescents
• A strong desire to get rid of primary or secondary sexual characteristics due to a marked difference from your internal gender identity, or a desire to prevent the development of anticipated secondary sexual characteristics in young adolescents
• A strong desire for the primary or secondary sexual characteristics of the other gender
• A strong desire to be of the other gender or of an alternative gender different from the assigned gender
• A strong desire to be treated as the other gender or an alternative gender different from the assigned gender
• A firm conviction that you have feelings and reactions typical of the other gender or of an alternative gender different from the assigned gender.

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Seasons of love

Today we are going to talk about what is for me one of the songs that have made me reflect the most in the face of discrimination, exclusion, love and acceptance. This song is Seasons of love a song written and composed by Jonathan Larson in 1996 for the musical Rent. This is a song that tries to talk about what is the ideal measure to calculate the value of human life, calculate the value of a life in 525,600 minutes.

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What happened in Stonewall?

At some point in our life it has happened or will happen to us that we are going to find ourselves at a point where something is enough, in which we touch the end and we do not want to tolerate something that happens, something that they say or do to us. The Stonewall rebellion is a historic moment for a community that has been excluded and ignored over the years, the LGBT + community.

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Drag culture

Today I’m going to tell you something about me that all my family and people close to me know: I love drag culture, it seems like an art to me, I enjoy watching programs and series related to drag culture like RuPaul’s Drag Race, my plants have had names from Drag Queens and I feel that it is an expressionist art that allows not only to transform a person’s appearance but to create a new identity from the outside to the inside. It is a subject that has become well known especially for programs like Drag Race being recognized worldwide and how multiple shows have been created in many cities popularizing this art. To understand this topic a little more, I want us to see a definition that we would commonly find on the internet when looking for what is drag or what is a drag queen.

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What are pronouns?

We are in a world that evolves every day, every time we wake up there is new news, a new perspective on humanity. This is something that allows us to express ourselves, we are constantly in an evolutionary state, and thanks to this we must find a way to adapt and understand the changes we face. Sometimes there are changes around us that we do not realize, for example, today we are going to talk about the importance of pronouns and because it is important to address a person with their correct pronoun, I am not talking about the pronoun simply as something that they teach us in Spanish class, but as a complement to a person’s gender identity. In recent years it has become something more talked about and more important, since many people want to feel themselves at all times, alone and with other people. Personally it is something that I am just getting to know, but I love the idea of ​​knowing, understanding and learning and respecting people and their individuality. That is why today we are going to talk a little about pronouns, their importance and how the generality in our humanity must end so that we do not end the identity of others.

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What is inclusion?

What comes to mind when we talk about inclusion? The idea of ​​community occurs to me, of being part and letting be part, I have to believe that at some point we have all felt as if we did not belong, or even someone has made us feel as if we did not belong. Well, this is something that goes hand in hand with inclusion, the idea of ​​being part of it, that we are not prevented from developing our social being in a space, feeling safe, accepting and comfortable as part of a community. In a formal way according to UNESCO, inclusion is an approach that responds positively to the diversity of people and individual differences, understanding that diversity is not a problem, but rather an opportunity for the enrichment of society through active participation in family life, in education, at work and in general in all social, cultural and community processes. Technically, inclusion is to ensure that all individuals or social groups can have the same possibilities and opportunities to fulfill themselves as individuals. Regardless of your characteristics, abilities, disability, culture, or health care needs.

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What is diversity?

This month at 123pormi we are going to talk a little about diversity, inclusion and how we should celebrate each difference between people since that is what makes us unique. When we talk about diversity, many of us have a preconceived idea of ​​what this means: variety, thoughts or ways of being different, but this goes much further, it is for this reason that today we are going to delve into what diversity is and why it is. so important to maintain a balance in our lives.

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Censorship in anime

When several series are licensed outside of Japan, it is possible that due to cultural misunderstandings those series are published. The parallel growth of the popularity of anime outside of Japan takes the increasing number of adversaries of this genre of animation. The most important criticism is in the opinion of many the excessive number of scenes of violence and eroticism in anime, inappropriate behavior and the visualization of sports, otaku anime collection that sometimes leads to pathological forms. In European countries and in the United States, Japanese anime products must pass a preliminary assessment as defined by age-audience and sometimes adapt the plot to a younger demographic, whereby the editor of the works cuts the scenes. violent

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All about manga

Traditional Japanese comics are called manga, a word that literally means irresponsible drawings. This is attributed to the 18th century artist Hokusai, although manga did not become popular until after World War II. Classical authors of the genre, such as Osamu Tezuka, endowed these drawings with their own personality. In addition, the comics, conceived for adolescents and adults, were really surprising and, above all, different from those that circulated in the West. Today these comics and their animated version – anime – are all the rage not only in Japan, but throughout the world. Akira, Pai, Ranma, Momiji Kushinda, Kyuuketsuki Miyn and Goku are the Japanese heroes that compete with all western comics such as DC Comics, Archie Comics or Marvel.

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The influence of anime

The secret to the popularity of anime lies largely in the strong emotions displayed on screen. And many times they seem exaggerated, which attracts adolescents, because at 12-17 years the intensity and clarity of feelings is the main factor that determines the degree of interest in a particular program. Whether they are emotions of anger, sadness, happiness or love; all of these represent a reality that surrounds young people on a daily basis. Watching anime can be a normal hobby – some like dramas, some like comedies or horror movies and some like anime, it’s just a matter of taste.

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