by Alex Strom @alexstormtmt
For every able bodied person who wishes they didn’t have all their limbs, there’s hundreds of disabled people who would love a fully functioning body. Articles about people who feel like impostors in their ‘whole’ bodies have been going viral. These people would like to become disabled by choice instead of chance. A man, who now calls himself One Hand Jason, is leading the crusade. He worked for months figuring out a plan to crush and cut off his arm in such a way that it would be beyond repair or reattachment, and he succeeded. However, he felt the need to keep it a secret because of the confusion and disapproval that would be cast on him for his desire to be disabled.
I don’t see any controversy in this. If people want to dismember themselves, let them, but there should be some regulations. If a person wants to give up a perfectly good hand or eye or lung or right pinky finger, they ought to be required to donate that body part to a person in need or at the very least to science. There’s no reason to waste perfectly good body parts when there are tens of thousands of disabled people in the United States alone on waiting lists for body parts. These spare body parts could also be used for research and could potentially lead the way in the field of stem cell research for minimizing the need for immunosuppression after transplants.
Transabled people could pave the way for disabled people to recover or reverse their disabilities. I see a two way street here. Everyone wins.