Transgender character pronouns

#1 Posted by Alita_99 (35 posts) -

What are the guidelines regarding gender specific pronouns for transgender characters?  I would think they would reflect the gender the character is presenting as rather than the genetic or birth sex of the person.  To quote a relevant article on Wikipedia; "in general, transgender individuals prefer to be referred to by the gender pronoun appropriate to the gender with which they identify."

For example, I updated the pronouns in Poison's (from Final Fight) article from male to female ones.  While Poison was born male, she is clearly presenting herself as a female.  I would argue female pronouns are preferred.  However, the article was changed back, Poison being referred to by male pronouns.  This irks me, perhaps because I have many transgender friends and am aware of the sensitivity on the issue.

Does Giant Bomb have any rules or guidelines in regards to this?

#2 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

yeah, female pronouns, anything else is insulting

#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Poison was female in the first Final fight game. And made a Crosdresser because of the rage vs Violence vs women in the early days. Can we even call that transgender? ? Since there is no medical/magical changes? More that the devs just did not want people hating the game because of the issue. 

#4 Edited by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:

" Poison was female in the first Final fight game. And made a Crosdresser because of the rage vs Violence vs women in the early days. Can we even call that transgender? ? Since there is no medical/magical changes? More that the devs just did not want people hating the game because of the issue.  "

transgender is an umbrella term, which includes crossdressers

transsexual is the one where they take hormones and present as female
#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" Poison was female in the first Final fight game. And made a Crosdresser because of the rage vs Violence vs women in the early days. Can we even call that transgender? ? Since there is no medical/magical changes? More that the devs just did not want people hating the game because of the issue.  "

transgender is an umbrella term, which includes crossdresserstranssexual is the one where they take hormones and present as female "
Thats how I misread the first thing.

Who was that other fighter who was really a guy? It was a blue and white outfit...some small boy? 
#6 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Laketown said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:

" Poison was female in the first Final fight game. And made a Crosdresser because of the rage vs Violence vs women in the early days. Can we even call that transgender? ? Since there is no medical/magical changes? More that the devs just did not want people hating the game because of the issue.  "

transgender is an umbrella term, which includes crossdresserstranssexual is the one where they take hormones and present as female "
Thats how I misread the first thing.

Who was that other fighter who was really a guy? It was a blue and white outfit...some small boy? 
"
bridget, who as far as i know is only a crossdresser
#7 Edited by Alita_99 (35 posts) -
@Laketown:

Yes, Bridget was born a boy alongside with his identical twin brother.  In the village he grew up in however, identical twins of the same sex are considered an ill omen, so Bridget's parents dressed him up like a girl.  Bridget identifies as a boy, although he still acts very effeminately.

I'm going to go ahead and edit Poison's article, hopefully it will stick this time.

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