…ive marker would we be having a debate about whether people can self-identify as part of the group. It is not controversial to say that people of solely white, European ancestry are not black. It’s not controversial to say that transwomen lack the experience of ovaries. (This is by no means the same as saying they lack the experience of being women.)
Such ludicrous comparisons. The wall between self-dx and dr-dx’s people is porous: many of the people you would currently criticize as ‘not like you’ would magically become like you if they had access to assessments. And they would have all the same symptoms, struggles, and neurological abilities before *and* after that event.