This is a comment by Crip Dyke on the post “Transformers as an Allegory for Transsexualism in America“.
“Can we please not use transsexual as a noun. It’s useful as an adjective—transsexual person, transsexual electrician, etc.—but everyone recognizes that ‘a transgender’ is a dehumanizing reduction while people still insist on using ‘a transsexual’ because it became familiar before anyone cared about the fact that it’s a dehumanizing reduction. Now people write ostensibly supportive things without bothering to avoid dehumanizing language. It’s annoying. If you wanna be supportive, don’t do that.”
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