It is getting to the point where I think every factual terminology article here is horribly skewered because the people who wrote it have never heard the word used outside the fandom. --? 11:21, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- I agree that this entry is broken, but I'm kind of up in the air as to where to go with it. I had considered copying the opening section of the Wikipedia entry on transgender, but that contains a lot of wiki links for terms that aren't (and probably shouldn't be) included in WikiFur. I need to think about this a bit more. Anyone have other ideas? --Duncan da Husky 12:10, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- It'll go on my mental list of "articles to make less bad," and I'll hopefully get around to it in a few days or something. --? 12:12, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
More references, plz
I added one to back up my use of terminology, but otherwise most of the stuff I have at hand at the moment is pretty complex-- not particularly friendly to those without a lot of prior information. Also, if anyone has a good resource on trans etiquette for allies, it'd probably be helpful.--Dysperdis 22:14, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
As a trans person myself, I feel like it should be noted that while some trans people use the term, the term "transsexual" is often considered by some to be outdated, inaccurate, and even derogatory. It does mean a transgender person who has had sex reassignment surgery, but not all transgender people are willing or able to transition fully and I don't think it should be considered a seperate thing in this article.
It should also be noted that the section of the article discussing "transsexuals" cites the WHO, and while I haven't read the whole article, I am going to assume it talks of transgender people as a mental illness or disorder, which is often considered very disrespectful and inaccurate, much like how homosexuality was once considered a disease by homophobes only decades ago.
In short, sources referring to "transsexualism" or "gender-identity disorder" are best considered inaccurate and likely written by cisgender people. While these terms are sometimes used by those in the transgender community aswell, their use is often both controversial and dwindling. 126.96.36.199 19:12, 6 May 2017 (EDT)