Sunday, 21 November 2010

Great Trans Cliché's

A number of overused word and phrase's used within the transgender communities in no particular order. Yes this writer pleads guilty of uttering at least one and asks for a series of other transgressions to be taken into consideration.


  • Transition or die.
  • Real Self (or Selves or me).
  • True Self (a variation on the previous)
  • Its not about the clothes.
  • En Fem.
  • I'm not interested in (sport or a particular sport).
  • Passing
  • Stealth
  • Hun



Any more suggestions?

8 comments:

  1. There's 'classic' transsexual, too. An identity adopted by some late transitioners who want to make up for lost time.... and of course 'my friends can't understand how I ever used to pass as a man....' -but you've nailed the snappy ones!

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  2. Don't forget "I'd rather die as a woman than live as a man".

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  3. I never understood 'Hun' - just thought it was Northern English greeting!
    "Getting in touch with your inner girlie"???
    Caroline

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  4. 'Hun' always reminds me of Blackadder 4... can't think why.

    Any puns on 'fem' I guess - Femmed up for example.

    - Girl time
    - t girl (when you're not remotely girlie - guilty as charged!)
    - trans-something-or-other
    - use of the word 'trapped'

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  5. Yeah, guilty of using some of those.

    The one I just hate is "gurl". Some of my CD friends use this word. I guess they're being honest and respecting the work "girl" for those who really are?

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  6. This is not a word or phrase, but nevertheless a cliché: the photograph of a t-girl in which she's holding out her skirt either side as though she's just about to curtsey. What is up with that?

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  7. Thanks. Some great additions, I will be on the lookout for any more.

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