Transgender VS Transgendered

SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
I'm not trans* so I really feel like I can't have a strong opinion but I'm wondering: The -ed suffix really bugs some people. What are your thoughts?

Technically, gender is a verb, but one that is always in the present state. Unless you use to identify as trans* but don't anymore, only "transgender" is grammatically correct, yes?
03/13/2012
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GONE! GONE!
It honestly does not bother me at all which people use. If someone s being accepting, then I'm just glad for that, not whether or not they stick a couple of letters that don't need to be there on a word. That said, I prefer "transgender."
03/13/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
I'm not trans* so I really feel like I can't have a strong opinion but I'm wondering: The -ed suffix really bugs some people. What are your thoughts?

Technically, gender is a verb, but one that is always in the present state. ... More
The word "transgendered" just sounds better to my ear, since that's the term that I most frequently encountered as I entered the community. However, I use "transgender" because it is both grammatically correct and respects the wishes of people who have an aversion to "transgendered".
03/13/2012
P3ngu1n78 P3ngu1n78
I prefer transgender to transgendered because adding the "ed" implies it may be used as a verb. That makes me think something happened to me to make me this way. I'd rather think I just am.
03/13/2012
xxjoel xxjoel
Yeah, transgender is an adjective and not a verb.

It's also more correct because it's a state of being, and not something you do.
03/16/2012
pinkLFant pinkLFant
Interesting debate
03/16/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
I'm not trans* so I really feel like I can't have a strong opinion but I'm wondering: The -ed suffix really bugs some people. What are your thoughts?

Technically, gender is a verb, but one that is always in the present state. ... More
To me, using "ed" makes it past tense, so as a grammar teacher I would take points off, but no I am not offended by people's lack of mastery over the english language. Heck, better they TRY to use the right term than use some offensive slur on purpose! Sheesh, educate nicely if you will, but we can't expect EVERYONE to be experts on the nit picking of an extra letter or two. If they called someone a "Transgenders" it would be equally incorrect grammar, but not offensive.

Do not alienate the people who try to get things right. I have seen that happen, and it does not foster respect and understanding toward us.
03/16/2012
lukas24 lukas24
"Transgendered" doesn't bother me, but phrases like "a transgender" with nothing else do.
03/16/2012
pestilence pestilence
I preferred "transgender" to "transgendered" because I liked how it sounded long before I knew what others' preferences were. Now if I see someone using the term "transgendered" I generally assume they aren't in touch with the trans* community, since it's pretty well known nowadays (in online communities, anyways) that it really disturbs some trans* people.
03/16/2012
MasonJ MasonJ
Quote:
Originally posted by pestilence
I preferred "transgender" to "transgendered" because I liked how it sounded long before I knew what others' preferences were. Now if I see someone using the term "transgendered" I generally assume they aren't in ... More
Totally agree!
03/16/2012
Aries Aries
I personally never describe myself as transgendered. That would sound like it was something that happened to me in the past, as opposed to a current identity.
03/17/2012
Sam I Am Sam I Am
I honestly try to just use trans* because I've heard people be offended by both transgender and transgendered, but I prefer the term transgender personally.
03/20/2012
Caulfield Caulfield
Transgendered bugs me but I don't find it offensive per se. If I ask someone not to use it and they ignore me, well, that's a different story.
04/08/2012
sodapin sodapin
Quote:
Originally posted by SubmissiveFeminist
I'm not trans* so I really feel like I can't have a strong opinion but I'm wondering: The -ed suffix really bugs some people. What are your thoughts?

Technically, gender is a verb, but one that is always in the present state. ... More
I don't really have a preference when it's used by others, but when I'm saying it I usually say "transgendered".
04/08/2012
kmilly kmilly
i don't understand why people are so bothered. the amount of rules and regulations and barriers in this community are getting ridic. you don't say "blond hair boy." it's blond haired. transgender ends in r. it sounds better, in my opinion, to add the ed as numerous other adjectives do (long-legged, open minded, etc) those aren't adverbs. to be fair, -er usually refers to a noun. i'm a runner, i'm a swimmer. so i can understand how those who are defined by trans* status would say i'm a transgender. these words don't generally have nouns after them. i think it's improper to say i'm a transgender man, because i wouldn't say i'm a runner man. i'd say i'm a runner. but for me, it isn't all of who i am. so i go with transgendered. i'm a brown haired, blue eyed, transgendered man.

i hope that clears "proper grammar" up for some of us. at the end of the day, it doesn't matter. but people that get offended need to take a step back and realize that grammatically, they may not be right. when in doubt, just use trans*.
04/09/2012
Voir Voir
Don't really care e_e personally, one way or the other, grammatically correct or not there's only a minute fraction of english that english speakers use that is legitimately correct anyway... so why nitpick this? People just want, for the most part, an excuse to victimize themselves and jump down someone's throat for w/e reason.
04/09/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I use trans as well personally for myself and others. It's easier and nobody gets really hung up on it (in my experience). I don't really mind if somebody refers to me as transgender/transgende red, the only thing that kind of bugs me is if people are using the term "transgenders" as in: "I went to the parade and there were a lot of transgenders there." But really as far as I'm concerned if someone is making an effort I'm not going to nit-pick about what terminology they're going to use.
04/09/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
I really don't mind to be honest, i think i normally say "transgender", the word "transgendered" makes me sound like i've got something wrong with me.
04/13/2012
violets violets
I have no preference one way or another. I prefer using trans when describing myself, and I'll usually just say trans when talking about others unless they specify that they prefer some other term.
04/13/2012
adam71 adam71
shouldnt really matter
09/29/2012
mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
Doesnt matter to me.
10/07/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
I like the term transgender. Transgendered is simply not grammatically correct and implies that the person has already gone through some sort of transformation, since it is in past tense. It does not bother me that the term "transgendered" is used, but I think that transgendered is more of a past-term word, such as if a person got surgery and was then transexual instead of transgender, then they were transgendered.
10/08/2012
MJ7 MJ7
Quote:
Originally posted by P3ngu1n78
I prefer transgender to transgendered because adding the "ed" implies it may be used as a verb. That makes me think something happened to me to make me this way. I'd rather think I just am.
Agreed!
10/08/2012
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