Depending on which corners of the internet you spend your time in you may experience the term “trap” quite often. The term has a conflated and ragged and unfortunate history and I had yet to really hear a concise and detailed argument for against using the term that I knew it deserved. So that’s where I’ll stop and let this video I found say the rest.
The anime youtube community is rough at time as I follow quite a few, and PedanticRomantic as a trans girl, seems to be constantly at war with this issue. She’s a persistent voice in the trans/anime community and I thought this one was too important not to share around. As unlike the comments section of her video (likely) won’t be, these Waypoint forums have always been a pinnacle of supportive discourse and I couldn’t have thought of a better forum to add to this discussion. Also give her and Zombie Land SAGA a check out, they’ve both been on a roll these past few months.