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Notes on gender in wiki editing

Hi, i have a bunch more short messages about editing behavior rules that won't comprise 10 Fwd posts, but this one is important enough i thought i should get on the soapbox.

This is something that sort of ties in with the new era of gender identity emerging worldwide, but really its something that has never been completely ok among sci-fi fans.

When you are defining a character in the first sentence of their article, don't say "... was a Human female" or "was a Human male".

I know we possibly have users speaking many different foreign languages, so this might be an English lesson for some. using the terms 'male' and 'female' like this is a bit dehumanizing. it reduces a living sentient being to a phrasing that has connotations of a lab specimen. i think its much preferable to say "Krgxzlkxm was a Bgztlian man" or "Urwyfddghlfx was an Aaamazzarite woman". "man", "woman", "boy", "girl" its just a nicer way to say it.

now, going forward, we're seeing people are exercising new freedom to choose their own pronouns and might not even want these definitions, so this could be the basis for further evolution -- i.e. not assigning gender to new characters going forward

although there are only a few characters in Star Trek that this really applies to, as most of the literature comes from a time before this was acknowledged in print, we may see more changes in language and adapt our editing for it. For example, we've instituted a partial protection on the Adira Tal article after it was written carefully to use the "they"/"them" pronouns established in canon. -- captainmike Site-logo.png 01:19, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

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