Etiquette

posted June 26th, 2015, 2:01 am


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July 12th, 2014, 4:57 am

GreenKrog

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Is Annie dense about how to talk about transmen? Does she REALLY think it is appropriate to ask if Mal was pretty? Does she REALLY not get that is equal to asking if Tony was handsome?
Or is this part of her defensive strategy to distance herself from being trans by feigning ignorance?

Either way, I don't think Flint is buying it. Wonder if he already knows? She does seem to freak out when transgenderism is brought up. Unless he thinks she is a homophobe too?

Btw, I hate the term 'phobe'. Nobody is afraid of gay people. Nobody is afraid of trans people. They hate gay and trans people. That isn't fear.

Also, I have written the word etiquette like 18 times in the past 24 hours and I still don't know how to spell it. I think this might be my one 'gimme'.

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June 26th, 2015, 7:40 pm

Siva (Guest)

et iq (u) ette

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ET phone home

IQ points for spelling

U because there was a Q

-ETTE Just a little French for me, thanks.

Just a mnemonic. You know, if those help you any. Feel free to alter it so it works for you! :)

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June 29th, 2015, 1:46 am

Anon (Guest)

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Actually, homophobes and transphobes absolutely are afraid of gay and trans people. Where do you think that hatred comes from?

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

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June 29th, 2015, 5:46 pm

Grenartia

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@Anon: I should also note that the -phobia suffix also refers to having an aversion to something (i.e., hydrophobic molecules aren't afraid of water, however, they do have an aversion to water molecules).

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August 1st, 2015, 12:56 am

Transgender (Guest)

Um..

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It kinda does mean that, though.

Transphobia (or much less commonly transprejudice) is a range of antagonistic attitudes and feelings against transsexuality and transsexual or transgender people, based on the expression of their internal gender identity (see Phobia – Terms for prejudice).

Copy-pasted from the wiki. So, while phobia does mean fear, it also means hatred or aggression towards the LGBT or, really, any group of people if you can find the word for it.

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August 1st, 2015, 1:19 am

GreenKrog

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@Transgender: A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.

I operate on the latin, not the colloquial.

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