Continuing the discussion from Facebook tells Native Americans that their names aren’t “real”:
Then they personally aren’t.
I am saying that being a member of subset A, C or n is not always always a subset of B. However subset n doesn’t get to decide that subset A or C is not a subset of B, as has previously been suggested. Not even subset A or C gets to decide that, except when they are deciding for themselves.
If finding one person in a group who doesn’t identify as transgender means that the whole group isn’t transgender, then no-one is transgender.
What I am arguing that if the group fits the definition of transgender then the individuals in that group get to choose if they are transgender.
According to the 1980-90s London Pride definition Transgender is an umbrella term that includes Transsexual, Drag, Transvestite, genderqueer, agender…
Trans is just a contraction of transgender.
In this case people who are seeking surgery and don’t want to associate with anyone who isn’t like them. They have an annoying habit of purging groups, then disappearing after surgery (because they don’t want to associate with anyone who isn’t like them) and the group dies because of lack of members.
Hence the need for an umbrella term
includes LGBA and other non vanilla sexualities
Explicitly non gender binary, excludes people who exclusivly identifyt as male or female.
I can guarantee that in 20 years time that these terms will have been hijacked by exclusionary people. It keeps happening and just because most people are too apathetic to stop people being excluded doesnt mean we all have to be.
I am not asking for a proscriptive english language. What I am asking for is to stop redefining terms every year because some people don’t want to associate with Those People. They can either deal with it or leave.
And thats me completely burned out.