Wanting amputation

IB English B: Wanting amputation

The identity of the body ... We surely see our body as a crucial part of our identity. Our body identifies our gender, and so our gender roles ... it defines our physical abilities, for better or worse ... it provides us with our pleasures (and our pains). But what happens if we think our body is just... well, wrong - that it doesn"t fit with the image that we have of our self? Here is an extreme example of such an identity...

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