‘Transabled’ people are cutting off their own limbs to become disabled in disturbing trend

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While state and local governments anxiously work to provide accommodations for transgender people, who constitute a mere 2 to 5 percent of the population, a new identity trend called “transability” is emerging.

People that are “transabled” feel like imposters in their physically working bodies, as they possess a strong desire to be disabled, according to a report by the National Post, a Toronto-based newspaper. Working arms and legs may sometimes feel unnatural, as people suffering from “transability” wish to be handicapped.

Some experience this peculiar desire so deeply that they attempt to physically injure themselves in a way that causes lifelong disabilities, satisfying their aspiration to be disabled.

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