What is offensive to transgender?
Posted Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:32 AM
My guilty pleasure is Americas Next Top Model. There is a shemale who is was selected to be on the show. She is gorgeous and is doing better than the girls there and they are not nice to him.
I don't want to ever do that, so please educate me. Crossdressers, transgender. Tell me.
Posted Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:00 PM
This question isn't about sexual interest. No kidding sherlock that people are different. Yes they do differ from the majority, which is why I asked the question. I don't want to offend. It takes a lot of courage and strength to be yourself. I admire that.
Yeah. Okay. "Stop staring and act on your attraction". If that's the case than every straight, bi, or gay person would maybe have the partner they wanted.
You did answer my question, that it can't be answered. I get it now. One thing for sure, I'll be damned if I won't be honest.
Posted Thu Sep 04, 2008 01:10 PM
I think I get the point
1. A transgender will probably be offended by pretty much the same things a women will with a few additions.
2. If you stare at them while they are standing at the urinal. If so still equipped.
3. If you comment on the stocking they wear over their head.
4. If you ask if you can borrow a tampax.
5. Ask them exactly how high they have to shave.
6. Ask why they didn't go with bigger boobs.
I think it's a pretty safe bet most of these items would be found offensive, of course these are just my thoughts they will vary from individual to individual.
Posted Thu Sep 04, 2008 02:13 PM
Posted Thu Sep 11, 2008 09:33 PM
1 respect the pronouns (she/he/her/him) that persons wants to use. if they're going full time as a woman, it's safe to assume to use feminine pronouns. if you don't know, either don't use any pronouns or just ask. asking is totally fine.
2 "shemale" is absolutely unacceptable. it's just a porn word. use it and the person will realize the only thing you know about trans people is from the internet/porn
3 best not to assume anything about the person. including their sexual orientation. for trans people, orientation is based on the gender they live as, not with their assigned gender. if they're born male, live as a woman, and are attracted to men, they're straight, not gay.
4 talking about their genitals/surgery/hormones/breasts/sex life is off limits unless they bring it up. it's just none of your business
5 the right terms are transgender person, trans person, transgenderism, transexual, transwoman, and transman. transvestite, hermaphrodite, and transgenders are not correct.
6 if you don't understand something, just ask. but use common sense as some things shouldn't be brought up, just as with any topic.
Posted Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:06 PM
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