|Mercury Chaos (mercurychaos) wrote in queer_rage,|
@ 2008-12-15 18:51:00
|Entry tags:||sexual reassignment surgery, transgender|
Not so much rage as annoyance.
I was looking around SoYouWanna.Com and stumbled across their article about gender reassignment (entitled "So you wanna get a sex change?" *eyeroll*) The article in and of itself is decent for about the first page, but the thing that really caught my attention was that they had filed this particular article under the catagory of "Bizarre". Naturally I was a bit peeved about this, so I wrote them a little note.
"I feel that the article on SoYouWanna.Com entitled "So You Wanna Get a Sex Change?" would be more appropriately categorized under "Health and Fitness" as it relates to mental health. Categorizing it under "Bizarre" is pretty insulting to people who are actually undergoing gender reassignment - transgendered people already have enough problems with being stereotyped as freaks without your website making this contribution, and if you are genuinely concerned with helping people who want to do this then you should probably move it. better yet, just rename the "Bizarre" catagory to something like "Miscellaneous" or "Other" - there's nothing I can see in there that's particularly bizarre, so it's sort of a misnomer anyway."