"Transgenderism" is an umbrella term covering persons who do not fit societal expectations of sex or gender. Transgendered persons include: transsexuals, cross-dressers, drag-queens, butch lesbians, intersexuals, and others. Academic perspectives on transgenderism come from many disciplines such as psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, queer studies, and law.
Sites appropriate for this category provide substantive reading about an aspect of transgenderism from an academic perspective. Sites do not need to focus on every kind of transgenderism. For example, sites may focus exclusively on transsexuals, cross-dressers, drag-queens, butch lesbians, or intersexuals. Sites do not need to focus on every kind of academic approach. For example, sites may approach transgenderism from a psychological, historical, sociological, anthropological, gender studies, queer studies, or legal perspective.
The traditional third-person singular pronouns in English (e.g., he, she, his, her) explicitly mention the gender of the person. This can be problematic for some transgendered persons who hope to defy gender boundaries. It can also be problematic for some feminists who hope to minimize bias against women (e.g., with the use of “he” to include men and women).
Sites appropriate for this category address the use of third-person singular pronouns in English. Prototypical sites for this category might: (1) describe non-traditional pronouns that avoid gender, (2) explain non-traditional grammar to avoid using gendered pronouns, (3) suggest restructuring of writing to avoid situations where gendered pronouns must be used, or (4) assert that traditional use of gendered pronouns is appropriate.