Transgender vs. Transgendered: which do you prefer?

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Transgender vs. Transgendered: which do you prefer?

Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
Which spelling do you prefer?

I either use "transgender", or trans*. The asterisk, in a nutshell, is an acknowledgment that there are many types of trans identities, and aims to group them under the same non-cis umbrella (for certain purposes). So, transgender and trans* do not always necessarily mean the same thing. Anyway, I find "transgendered" to be problematic mainly because it is not a verb, it is an adjective and an identity, not something that you do to yourself or that happens to you (though others may disagree). I've heard other arguments that I'm not very good at articulating, but I was wondering what other people thought.
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Transgender
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Transgendered
Trans*
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Any of these are fine.
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Other/Comment below
potstickers , radioboy , needapacker , nsavetheworld , Mediumsizedman , Kyle Hunter , Twelve
7
Total votes: 88 (62 voters)
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08/22/2012
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Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
Also, take the name of this forum, for instance. Transgendered Issues. It doesn't make much sense, because the issues are not transgender, the people that the issues pertain to are.
08/22/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
To me, transgendered doesn't grammatically work.
08/22/2012
Willowe Willowe
Quote:
Originally posted by TheParrishism
To me, transgendered doesn't grammatically work.
Agreed. Transgender isn't a verb, so the -ed is necessary.

I tend to use trans* more though, especially if I'm talking about things that concern non-binary people who might not identify as transgender (like gender fluid, genderqueer, etc.).
08/22/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I usually tend to use trans* but sometimes will use transgender. Never transgendered though. That just sounds wrong to me. It's like... past tense, in my mind. But being trans* is a current continuous state of being.
08/23/2012
Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
I try not to use the fact that something isn't grammatically correct as an argument, because I like singular "they" pronouns, which a lot of people say aren't grammatically correct either. I mean, that does bother me about "transgendered", though.
08/23/2012
Rey Rey
Transgender.
Not very familiar with the Trans* thing
08/23/2012
Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
Quote:
Originally posted by GenderSexplorations
I usually tend to use trans* but sometimes will use transgender. Never transgendered though. That just sounds wrong to me. It's like... past tense, in my mind. But being trans* is a current continuous state of being.
Totally agreed.
08/23/2012
GONE! GONE!
I really don't care. I'm more concerned with people being transphobic assholes than grammatically incorrect.
08/23/2012
sodapin sodapin
I actually don't really mind any, though I think the asterisk is kinda redundant. To me "transgendered" can make sense because you can say someone is male gendered, female gendered, bi gendered, etc. OR :O you can say someone is of the male gender etc.

All in all I'm not too bothered :3.
08/23/2012
DarthTaco DarthTaco
I really don't care what people call me, as long as I'm referred to as male and I'm not getting lynched. Sometimes I think we're going overboard with all these overly specific terms XP. How the hell am I suppose to remember them all!? D: No seriously, someone give me hints or something ;_;.
08/24/2012
sodapin sodapin
Quote:
Originally posted by DarthTaco
I really don't care what people call me, as long as I'm referred to as male and I'm not getting lynched. Sometimes I think we're going overboard with all these overly specific terms XP. How the hell am I suppose to remember them all!? ...
Yeah I have difficulties trying to understand and remember many of the definitions out there. For me, I feel like as long as the individual voices what their personal preferences are (pronouns, names, etc), I'll respect them. However, if they don't provide any guidelines like that D: then I might just waffle around my pronoun choices.
08/24/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I like transgender and trans* best. I usually refer to myself as genderqueer and trans*, or as part of the trans* spectrum.
08/25/2012
ectoBiologist ectoBiologist
I like trans* the best, and transgender.
08/27/2012
Happenstance Happenstance
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucifer the Cat
Which spelling do you prefer?

I either use "transgender", or trans*. The asterisk, in a nutshell, is an acknowledgment that there are many types of trans identities, and aims to group them under the same non-cis umbrella (for certain ...
I completely agree with FeministPizza's analysis. Personally, I find "transgendered" to be insulting, "transgender," to be decent, and "trans*" or "trans*gender" to be the most inclusive.
08/27/2012
maxwe maxwe
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucifer the Cat
Which spelling do you prefer?

I either use "transgender", or trans*. The asterisk, in a nutshell, is an acknowledgment that there are many types of trans identities, and aims to group them under the same non-cis umbrella (for certain ...
transgendered is ???? friggin lame thats not evena word
08/28/2012
radioboy radioboy
I use trans (no asterisk) to describe myself, and trans(*) when in reference to a group of trans(*) folk, or in reference to somebody, if they consent to me saying to somebody else that they are trans(*), and I don't know their self ID (trans, trans*, transgender, transsexual, etc)
08/29/2012
edenmysexlife edenmysexlife
depends on who and what they want really
08/31/2012
Jaxxie Lifeless Jaxxie Lifeless
iiii.. give up on the labels
10/21/2012
bodymodboy bodymodboy
Grammatically, it's incorrect, as it is seen as a verb in the past tense, like transgender was something before, and transexual is the now, and that someone who is transgender (trans*) is expected to go forth and become or ID as transexual.

But that's not the case, and it's a very white eurocentric modality of thinking and treating trans* people.

Ideally, I'd really like Eden to change the title to Transgender issues.
10/26/2012
Roh Roh
I stick with Trans most of the time
10/27/2012
Gracefire Gracefire
I prefer trans*, as it covers everyone under the trans umbrella. If I need to lengthen it, it's always "transgender". Way I figure you, you don' say "homosexualed person" or "lesbianed person", so why "transgendered person"?
10/28/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I use trans or transgender usually.
10/28/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i'm esl, so as far as i'm concerned the transgender vs transgendered debate is a grammatical issue i don't fully understand, but the former seems to work better and is preferred by most people. i never really understood why the "-ed" was there, so leaving it out works for me.

when talking about the "community" at large i generally just say trans (no asterisk), and if i'm forced to refer to myself by such terms i generally say either that or transsexual. i don't "identify" as transgender or anything.
11/01/2012
needapacker needapacker
Transsexual
11/15/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by Gracefire
I prefer trans*, as it covers everyone under the trans umbrella. If I need to lengthen it, it's always "transgender". Way I figure you, you don' say "homosexualed person" or "lesbianed person", so why "transgendered person"?
ah, ty! u explained in a way that clicked and made sense to me!
11/15/2012
closed account closed account
Quote:
Originally posted by bodymodboy
Grammatically, it's incorrect, as it is seen as a verb in the past tense, like transgender was something before, and transexual is the now, and that someone who is transgender (trans*) is expected to go forth and become or ID as ...
i think eden needs a consultant for such issues including the terminology in the shopping section. in one place it says "gender friendly" then when you go to that page it says "gender play". who wrote that?
11/15/2012
Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
I'm not trans*, I'm agender, but I've always been really, really irked by people using "transgendered" (or agendered or cisgendered or anything). I guess it's not that big of a deal but it just bothers me personally.
11/18/2012
thecadenman thecadenman
Quote:
Originally posted by bodymodboy
Grammatically, it's incorrect, as it is seen as a verb in the past tense, like transgender was something before, and transexual is the now, and that someone who is transgender (trans*) is expected to go forth and become or ID as ...
100% agree with you on this.
11/19/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucifer the Cat
Which spelling do you prefer?

I either use "transgender", or trans*. The asterisk, in a nutshell, is an acknowledgment that there are many types of trans identities, and aims to group them under the same non-cis umbrella (for certain ...
Transgender
11/19/2012
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