How To Avoid Offending Transpeople

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In Current Year it is more important than ever to avoid offending the oppressed.  All it takes to offend is a carelessly-given look, comment, question, or even thought; all and any of these are capable of inflicting deep emotional trauma on the victim, even where no offence was intended.  Those on the receiving end of such insults are often more hurt by the simple lack of consideration on the part of the offender, than the actual insult itself.  Perhaps the most vulnerable and easily offended are transpeople.

I had all this in mind when I came across a reference to the pejorative word ‘tranny’ in a comment I read on an article online.  For reasons of privacy, I won’t name the individual or publication concerned; let’s just say the individual was a person of color, in a well-known civil-rights movement, purporting to represent the fastest growing accredited news service on the web.

So, what are the rules to avoid giving offence? Well, it’s quite simple; just ensure you extend to transpeople the same courtesy, politeness and manners you would to anyone else. And that’s it!

The only possible complications to this easy rule I know of relate to behaviours, and word-uses when speaking about or to transpeople.

Firstly, you should NOT refer to transpeople as “tranny”, “he-she”, “it”, “shemale”, “transvestite”, “man in a dress”, “hermaphrodite”, or “freak”.  Of course, if you are a progressive and support LGBTQ+ rights, then these words automatically become terms of affection and can be applied liberally.

Other words to avoid include:

  • “Clocking” – despite transgendered womyns’ skilled use of make-up, perfect dress-sense, total lack of awkward physical movements etc. there are still some people who believe they can recognise one. ‘Clocking’ refers to the moment of recognition and is a hurtful word due to it’s connotations (“Gotcha Tranny!”)
  • Misgendering – not the word itself, but the act (deliberate or not) of giving a transperson the wrong personal pronouns.  Call a ‘she’ a ‘he’ and you essentially remove her lifeforce.  Deliberate misgendering is increasingly recognised as a criminal offence and can land the perpetrator in hot water.  Probably non-fluoridated to boot.
  • Deadnaming – never refer to a transperson by the name of the identity they previously had.  We would go further and say you must erase any memory you have that a transperson even had a different identity. Referring to a transperson’s “real” (i.e. previous name) is ‘a verbally violent offense that attempts to invalidate a person’s authentic gender identity’.

Bear in mind also that, in terms of the age of their identities, transpeople tend to be very young and are therefore especially vulnerable.  Yes, we’re basically saying that offender them is tantamount to child abuse. Professional transgender, Caitlin Jenner, for example, is only two and a half years old, since technically she did not exist before April 2015.  Whilst, technically, another person called Bruce was born in 1949 and occupied the very same body (mostly, with a few alterations in the private arena), we must learn to forget that Br…whatever his name was – I’ve forgotten already – is no more. Caitlin won those medals and was the greatest female athlete of her time.  So, in short, speak to transpeople as you would to a young child and you will not go far wrong.

Feel free to add other things that should be avoided, in the comments.

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Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

I almost always use “he” or “she”. The exceptions are when I use “it”

#sexist

drb6
drb6

Here is a quick flag for you, abominable sexist. You are Adolf of 21st century!!!

MillionDollarBonus

Hitler was also a closet brony. There’s a sinister element to the brony community, even though they are technically a victim group.

Standard Redneck
Standard Redneck

Despite the flag, you are on the right track. Here is the quick reference guide:
Penis = He
Vagina = She
Neither = God

Black Lives Matter

NO — these are the accredited pronouns:

Penis = She/He/Xe/Ze/It/They/Other

Vagina = She/He/Xe/Ze/It/They/Other/Obama

Neither/Intersex/Non-Binary = She/He/Xe/Ze/It/They/Other/Hillary

Which pronoun is used is the CHOICE of the person who has aforesaid genitalia or the lack thereof.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Is there a sex called “Zit” which is an offspring of a “Xe” and and an “It”?

Inquiring minds want to know!

#anti-journalism

#transphobic

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

I was thinking more in line, whatever sex it is, “IT” is UGLYYYYYYYYY!

drb6
drb6

Wow, what a smashing article Pbier! I give it ten hammers and sickles in review. Reads as if it was published on Huffpost, CNN, or any other of the accredited news/commentary sources, only written much better. Articles such as this one are a reason why Accredited Times is the fastest growing news service.

bitcoin
bitcoin

Accredited Times is the fastest growing lupus of news.

#anti-journalism

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

It is a festering boil on the body public, but currently seems to be in remission.

bitcoin
bitcoin

Remission? Why? You supplied AT’s editor and journalists with 72 virgin camels each?

#anti-journalism

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

The are sterile

Black Lives Matter

Whoever used the term “tranny” should be JAILED. Unbelievable.

In any event, I am so happy that Virginia threw out an experienced white male legislator and replaced him with Danica Roem, the first trannie elected to a state legislature.

Danica doesn’t have any actual experience or knowledge, and seems to come from a family with severe mental illness (xer father killed himself when xe was three). But Danica did work for certain unaccredited media outlets with low readership levels after graduating from a lower tier Catholic college. Xe also plays in a heavy metal band. Danica is exactly the type of person we need to solve complex legal and business problems facing America. This is exactly why it’s such a great idea to give all of our money to the State. I trust Danica a lot more than I trust myself.

drb6
drb6

We need a new flag for especially egregious cases such as this one. After studying discussions on internet, I suggest flag “Practically Hitler” for extreme verbal violence such as misgendering, calling someone tranny etc. Calling Trump Hitler and refusing to explain the reasoning is fairly common in our circles (cf Chapelle-Nadal, AIDS Skrillex, and Carl the Cuck).

MillionDollarBonus

I agree but unfortunately I’m at a cuddle clinic at the moment where I’m receiving emotional support after being misgenderd. I’ll get in contact with our engineers of color when I get back to the office.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

That Black Dog Incident rears its ugly head yet again.

The Great Mo was right, Blacks Dogs are Shaitan

#racist

Heil Obama
Heil Obama

It has been a phenomonal week for progressives.

Starting with the slaughter of over two dozen White Christian Texans, and now the Blue Light Special on Election Tuesday.

I believe Mueller will cap off the week with a Trump indictment on Friday. Rusdia be damned!

MillionDollarBonus

WOW so exciting! Identity politics isn’t just about helping victim groups – it helps us run the country better too. The Democrats aren’t planning to run any more white males at all for the foreseeable future. Let’s hope it works in their favor.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

So Jews take over, with Blacks as their meatshields, and Hispanics as the facade?

Bureaucrat
Bureaucrat

I am glad you are compiling a list of offensive terms for trans people. Once complete, you can issue a Media Advisory, and include a “Danger Zones” section like the Asian American Journalists Association did for Jeremy Lin coverage:

http://www.aaja.org/jeremy-lin-coverage

In light of Google’s recent racist attack on Asians, I feel it would be wise for the media to revisit this as you continue similar work for coverage of trans people – like the many that won elections during the Blue Sweep last night:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/08/us/election-firsts-lgbt-minorities/index.html

Black Lives Matter

The election was incredible. I’m sure all of those Virginia voters were well informed and knew that they were voting for a trannie in a heavy metal band. More importantly, the voters undoubtedly knew all about Trump and his Russia collusion. Thank you, accredited media.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Make sure to include the traditional “Sodomite”in the list.

bitcoin
bitcoin

How did America end up with a huge supply of trannies? It seems they are everywhere. I thought less than 0.01 percent would be born trannies.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Mind altering drugs supplied by Jewish Doctors, Hispanic wetbacks and Blacks “doing their things”.

#racist

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

When will medical technology finally catch up with industry. If you think about it Gender is simply plumbing.
In the plumbing section at Home Depot I can get a quick change coupling and various adapters to convert from Male/female with little effort.
So if I wake up today feeling like a Bruce a click-detach-install-click and I’m ready to watch some football with my boys. Later when Catlin kicks in a few clicks and a change of wardrobe I’m ready for the mall and a latte with the girls.

If we can put a man on the moon surely we can accomplish this.

The other advantage is with an adapter I can go from 4″ plumbing to 6″ with little effort.

Black Lives Matter

We don’t have this yet because TRUMP wants to cut LGBTQ+ medical research!!!

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Just out of curiosity

How many of them have volunteered to toke the place of experimental animals?

bitcoin
bitcoin

Normal people are the experimental animals. The trannies will provide advice about hormonal treatment, chopping off parts, and other medical treatments for the experimental animals, so they end up worse than the trannies.
Everyone will then realize trannies are the pinnacle of human evolution.

MillionDollarBonus

Thanks Pbier. We seriously need a new set of etiquette governing how to act around trans people. One of the major apprehensions people have about asking someone for their preferred pronouns, is that they will be met with anger or laughter. We need to ease peoples’ fears about asking for preferred pronouns, because not asking and getting them wrong is a criminal offence.

Apologies for my absence today but somebody misgendered me yesterday and I needed a day of drinking hot chocolate in bed, binge watching Netflix and discussing free healthcare.

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