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I am writing you on behalf of the trans community and LGBT fans of Marvel everywhere. On a recent browse of the Marvel wiki I noticed a page titled "Transvestites" [link: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Transvestites] and, fearing the worst, clicked. I do not know how widely this is known outside of the trans community, but the term "transvestite" is considered decades out of date at best and horribly offensive at worst. This wiki has previously replaced the offensive (though highly used) term "G*psy" in favor of the correct and less pejorative "romani"; I would ask that the same be done for this category.
The argument may arise that "transvestite" and transgender refer to two different things, with the former referring to "cross-dressers" or drag kings/queens. I disagree with this on several counts. As a trans woman I have been referred to as a "transvestite" by bigots on multiple occasions, while the people I have known that are involved in drag never use it. The word strongly implies the "dirty man-in-a-dress" stereotypes that are all-too-commonly thrown against trans women.
Even accepting "transvestite" to mean "cross-dresser", however, presents its own complications. Besides the highly transphobic connotations, the placement of the category under "Gender/Sexual minorities" does not make sense in this light (as even a straight cisgender man can wear a dress, etc). Additionally, there is no qualifier for what defines "cross-dressing", as clothing does not itself have a gender and as many characters have been put in drag for the sake of (admittedly transphobic) jokes. This makes the category extremely subjective and not of much practical use.
I have been a huge Marvel fan from a young age and I greatly appreciate the work that this wiki does; it was this very wiki that recently prompted me to properly sit down and read comics for the first time since I was a child. I believe that all Marvel fans, regardless of gender identity, should have the opportunity to have fun reading about the characters we all love without seeing slurs targeted against them.
Thank you for reading this letter, and I hope that you will take this plea to heart and remove this category for the reasons outlined above.
The spoiler screen is pretty redundant as it flickers the page before asking if you want to enter. Therefore I know that Wolverine dies in Logan. I mean, maybe he dies in Old Man Logan, and maybe if I knew that and they had used it from that, it wouldn't have been such a big deal. But I didn't, so any anticipation of what may occur has been taken because of that ineffective spoiler screen.
I was actually thinking about using that on Scoobypedia, but now that I know it's completely useless in hiding anything that would amount to an actual spoiler, I don't think it's really useful to me in the end.
I just noticed you creating Captain America's Weird Tales Vol 1, and by chance checked the indicias of the Captain America comics from 1954. They don't use the 'comics' anymore by that point. It's just Captain America. I'm shutting down for the night, so I'll upload them over the weekend, but I thought I should bring it to your attention.
It could be problematic to rename every volume of Captain America to make room for this, but I'm thinking that since the current Vol 1 starts at #100, the numbers 76-78 are available for use. Or do you think that would confuse people?
Hmmm technically Captain America Vol 1 continues the numbering from Tales of Suspense Vol 1 and not Captain America Comics Vol 1 soooo theoretically speaking, 76-78 should be the original Vol 1, but oh yeah that could be confusing. I'd suggest adding uploads to their talk pages, and starting a discussion of it on the forums as well. My personal opinion would be to just rename those three pages with a Vol 1 tag and no "Comics" so as not to rework everything else after, butttt that may not technically be the right thing to do I suppose.
Quick question in case you know the answer to it. How exactly are citizenship categories created? I noticed for characters like Captain Liechtenstein (Earth-91119) that they have "Liechtensteinian" as their citizenship, but there is no category attached to that category that says that. Is there a template that determines it? If so, I must have forgotten which one it is.
Hmm to be honest, I'm not really sure. Perhaps if you created a category of "Category:Liechtensteiners" it would show up? Of course, I'm not sure if that is the correct way to spell it, but you get the idea.
You'll have to use Module:Citizenship for the category to actually show up when adding the words "Liechtenstein" or "Liechtensteiner" in the template (remember to never add citizenship categories manually).
I saw you changed the name from "The Haunt of Horror" to just "Haunt of Horror". I thought you were only moving pages to match the Indicia. I know it's unusual, but the Indicia for those 2 issues actually include "The".
We generally don't use the word "The" if it's the first in a title, even if it is included in the indicia. There are a couple exceptions I've noticed on the site, but overall the consensus I've always seen is to not include it.
Can you provide a photo or screenshot of it? Upload it to the Talk Page of the volume and we'll see from there. I know there are other volumes where something similar happens like some issues change halfway through. 9 issues seems like a large amount to me, so I'd say it's fine to move although I would suggest again posting to the talk page and/or creating a discussion for it.