I have an interesting debate here for you all. What do you all think of the terms “trap”? To me, it’s simply a slang term used in the anime/manga community to refer to Otokonoko characters, along with other especially effeminate men. But in a different community, the trans community, so to say, it is a derogatory term to them. The moment I brought it up, I unintentionally triggered a war between the two factions.
One side argued that it is some bs that reddit mods came up with long, long, long after the term came into use and that they couldn’t find anything that connects between trap and trans. They explained that the (anime/manga) community that uses this term does not use it to refer to trans people in the first place, but rather to refer explicitly to men that look like women
While the other side argued that the trans people do not like that term as it is used against them as a slur and continued to escalate why it’s offensive is because it has the obvious implication that a trap is tricking you. They go on to say that they have seen people use it in a derogatory sense. That they have seen people hurt by it, and how they understand why people don’t like it. Then they concluded by telling us to avoid the term to make someone’s life a little better.
What’s your take on it? By right, we are the anime/manga community, and we use the terms casually enough without any of the derogatory implications attached to it, but should we be avoiding the terms just to assuage the trans community?
Let the war commence! (Grabs my popcorns)
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