Does calling this section "Transgendered" seem odd to anyone else?

Roh Roh
Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. You can't transgender someone.
Could we possibly have this section called Trans* issues, or at least take off the "ed" off the end?

/nitpick
10/23/2012
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DarthTaco DarthTaco
o.o... Yeah, I think you're just nitpicking here XP. See, this is why I say people are really taking labels way too far. What difference would it make if they changed it to either of your suggestions? With the amount of ways out there are to say "transgender", if they were to change it to appease everyone, they'd be changing the name of this section at least once a week @_@. Personally, that would offend me more since they'd be trying too damn hard to please everyone that complains.
10/23/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Roh
Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. You can't transgender someone.
Could we possibly have this section called Trans* issues, or at least take off the "ed" off the end?

/nitpick
What?! I'm totally confused. What is wrong with the "ed"? Maybe I am far too lost already, but what difference at all would there be?
10/23/2012
GONE! GONE!
Yeah but I'm just happy we actually have one considering most LGBT-friendly places completely forget about the T...
10/23/2012
pestilence pestilence
Quote:
Originally posted by DarthTaco
o.o... Yeah, I think you're just nitpicking here XP. See, this is why I say people are really taking labels way too far. What difference would it make if they changed it to either of your suggestions? With the amount of ways out there are to say ... More
Except "transgender" is the norm and I only very rarely see "transgendered" used, and then usually by cis people who are unfamiliar with the normal terminology. This isn't abbout "appeasing everyone," it's about using standard terminology instead of strange nonstandard ones.
10/24/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
I have been using "transgender" (as opposed to "transgendered") around the forums as it seems less likely to offend anyone, but this thread got me wondering which one it actually is, grammatically speaking. In the end, I honestly feel that it doesn't matter that much, but I found this article to be a pretty reasonable argument for the word "transgendered."
10/24/2012
Ansley Ansley
According to the Google dictionary, transgendered is not a real word and it defaults to transgender.

I would like to believe either are acceptable to use, at least it sounds better in my mind to say transgendered instead of transgender but I can see the argument for both.

If you want to create a poll for the community and let them decide which word they prefer for the category, then we'll have a case to take to those in charge and see that it happens. Just send me the link when you do so I can keep an eye on it. (I'd give the poll a two week deadline.)
10/24/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
Quote:
Originally posted by Roh
Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. You can't transgender someone.
Could we possibly have this section called Trans* issues, or at least take off the "ed" off the end?

/nitpick
I do think its weird, but it doesn't really bug me.
11/04/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
Quote:
Originally posted by Roh
Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. You can't transgender someone.
Could we possibly have this section called Trans* issues, or at least take off the "ed" off the end?

/nitpick
I agree with you and I think they should take the 'ed' off.
12/15/2012
Mimosa pudica Mimosa pudica
Quote:
Originally posted by Mediumsizedman
I agree with you and I think they should take the 'ed' off.
I agree. Going by transgender rather than transgendered is something I've pretty much seen a consensus on among other trans* folk. It'd be a simple change, but much appreciated.
12/15/2012
needapacker needapacker
Quote:
Originally posted by Roh
Transgender is an adjective, not a verb. You can't transgender someone.
Could we possibly have this section called Trans* issues, or at least take off the "ed" off the end?

/nitpick
I agree.
12/16/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I don't know maybe it was short for "Transgendered Section." I say they rename it to "PURE AWESOMENESS."
12/16/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
Quote:
Originally posted by TheirPet
I don't know maybe it was short for "Transgendered Section." I say they rename it to "PURE AWESOMENESS."
How would "Transgendered Issues" be short for "Transgendered Section"? There is only one letter of difference in length of overall phrase length.
12/16/2012
kadelette kadelette
Quote:
Originally posted by Mediumsizedman
How would "Transgendered Issues" be short for "Transgendered Section"? There is only one letter of difference in length of overall phrase length.
And they'd still be using an incorrect word haha.

But yeah, another voice saying that Transgender is better.
12/17/2012
Alex Apple Alex Apple
Vote for "transgender".

Sex stores seem to have the capacity to be more friendly/inclusive towards trans* folks, and I don't think it's that hard to change two letters. As for the grammar argument - there are plenty of people out there debating the same thing about gender-neutral pronouns. I don't think it's as important in the end, as language is quite flexible, and I don't personally think dictionaries written by people not informed on trans* people should inform communities trying to be welcoming towards us, but rather trans* people themselves.
12/24/2012
anonymous1298304 anonymous1298304
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
According to the Google dictionary, transgendered is not a real word and it defaults to transgender.

I would like to believe either are acceptable to use, at least it sounds better in my mind to say transgendered instead of transgender but I ... More
does anybody know if someone posted the poll and sent the info to Stormy?
01/11/2013
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