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If I want to casually refer to transgender people is it preferable to use the term "trap" or "tranny"?
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>>5590143

I prefer "mentally ill gay man" myself

it doesn't leave you any room for ambiguity or confusion. it just cuts right to the heart of the matter.
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>>5590143
Prolly trans
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Fascinating question, OP.
Etymologically, I believe "trap" is at core unrelated to transgender issues and only inherently refers to having a dick and dressing as a girl and looking enough like a girl to have a straight guy wake up with you... often after meeting at a bar. Often a young or very effective drag queen/crossdresser. In this light, it's not as disparaging, but when used to describe full-on chicks-with-dicks it can be because the "trap" is that you ended up with a guy and there's an implied subtext of it being a sinister gay guy milling around the hot dance clubs for dumb drunk straight boys. Also, chicks-with-dicks can cause offence as well.

"Tranny," on the other hand doesn't possess any such implied meaning, but it's taken as more directly offensive. Because it acknowledges that they're trans... or it... eh... sounds more catty and malicious or something, RuPaul used it and he hates everybody I heard someone say once.
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I like dickgirl and trap.
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Defiantly not trap, since it refers specifically to feminine men who look good in woman's clothes

Don't dirty the good name of traps mang
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>>5590143
Trans
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>>5590343
Tranny is fine if you knwo they're cool with it. I let people call me that.

Otherwise, transgirl or trans person. Trap implies they're just doing it as a fetish (in b4) so if they like being called that, they're probably just a femboy who's gone overboard.
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>>5590629
Didn't mean to reply. Also meant to say "know".
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>>5590143
I'd probably take trap as compliment. Usually its tranny. If that triggers them, fuck em.
Don't call a post-op tranny trap though, lol.
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>>5590149
why gay man?
90% of trannies here are heterosexual crossdressers
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>>5590143
Unfortunately, trans is probably your best bet irl. That said I like both tranny and trap, trap is especially cute.
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>>5592083
I am attracted to trannies and i hate the term trap
How is it cute though?
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>>5591942
In that case the proper term is autogynophile.
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>>5590699
kys cancer mole
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>>5590143
Why not just say transgender people?
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What's wrong with calling them trans women? It's respectful and specific with the added bonus of not being a dehumanizing slur.
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Personally, I like trap over tranny any day. Tranny is for hons, Traps are so girl-like and pass easily.
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>>5592700
Whats a trap post-op then?
inb4 only hons get SRS.
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>>5592713
only hons get SRS
for real my nigga
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>>5592751
That sounds scientifically awfully sound, really.
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>>5591942
*33%
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>>5592713
No idea, theyre too uncommon and deep into stealth for a name or stereotype
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>>5590143
trans is best as umbrella term.

trap as a word has negative connotations, but when it's used it's often used in a way that still depicts pre-/non-op transwomen as objects of desire. objectified, yes, but everyone is objectified. to be desirable is still nice.

>inb4 AGP
i'm not sexually aroused by myself, but knowing others see you as desirable does wonders for your self esteem.

tranny feels weighed down by the baggage of unpassing hons and erroneous conflation with drag queens so it's my least favourite.
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>>5590143
Tranny is pretty much always taken as mean and it's really only ok if you are trans and say it.
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>>5592864
>too uncommon
That explains this place...
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if homo: confirmed bachelorette
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>>5592894
nice family guy reaction image you piece of shit
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trap - unless they're ugly
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>>5590143
I used to like referring to myself as a trap, but my boyfriend didn't like it. Other trannies have been saying that to me for a while but I did it anyway because I thought it was cute. I guess they were all right, trap is not an acceptable term for transfolk.
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>>5590143
I prefer transgirl/woman, trans, maybe tranny
And trap I don't like at all
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>>5593186
"Transfolk" is even worse. Fucking reddit
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>>5590143
trans if transexual
trap if crossdresser
faggot for everything else
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>>5593579
>transfolk being offensive

jesus christ, next thing you know, trannies are gonna demand to be called cis.
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>>5590143
I don't like either of those. I prefer being called a tran.
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>>5593579
What the fuck should I call the group then? Transsexuals? No, thats offensive. Transgendered people? Nope, this implies being transgender is something that just happens to people. Trans*? Nope, that includes third identities we dont want to be associated with. Transfolk? Nope, because fuck it.

Trannies it is.
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>>5593616
Make sure to punch them if they're offended.
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Trans folk are already demanding to be called cis. You are talking about narcissists that want to completely control how others think, react and talk. Take a look at this butt plug on Twitter insisting trans women be called cis.
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>>5592689
Because this is bait.

>>5591942
>>5592803
Ahem, I'm PRETTY sure it's 98%
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>>5593934
>one person does some stupid shit
>so now everybody must be this stupid
No, anon. You're the retard.
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>>5592691
>>5592689
Those take too long to say I want something short, simple, and versatile.
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>>5595913
Then go with trans, idiot. Tranny is even longer, and exists as a slur.
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>>5595815
It's always only a few people who vanguard the new wave of PC.
Whenever someone tries to mock it they always say "Oh it's just one person", "Oh it's just a few people" and then when it becomes the dominate belief system "It's 2015 you have to swallow this bullshit now".
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