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Hyposcirsy[edit]

Article says that transsexuals are supported by science and this isn't, when this is a thing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species_dysphoria You are part of the problem with your cis-species privilege! Thedoctor81 (talk) 13:20, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

The page lacks any credible sources

DSM Manual[edit]

Does it say anything about this? I don't exactly have a copy of one. Zero (talk - contributions) 08:32, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

This page needs more critical analysis[edit]

The article does a fine job of documenting otherkin culture, but not enough [1] criticizing how truly irrational otherkin are and [2] explaining why the constant comparisons between otherkin (and more extreme -kin, think the "I sexually identify as an attack helicopter" parody) and trans people are flawed. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 00:10, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

That, and it obviously needs a psychiatric angle. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:36, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
This be some woo nonsense.Wikipedia's W.svg Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:04, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

My critical analysis is that with our identity being little more than a convenient mental and social construct, both otherkin and anti-otherkin are not even wrong when making absolute essentialist claims about their and others' 'innate' identities. Personally, I think sexually identifying as an attack helicopter sounds awesome. :) 141.134.75.236 (talk) 20:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

I sexually identify as the jet from Count Zero book.--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 16:46, 2 May 2016 (UTC) 16:46, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
You know, hearing this stuff about "sexually identifying as weapons", I can't help but be reminded of George Carlin's "Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf" routine.24.61.154.51 (talk) 16:24, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Why did we think it was a good idea to add an image of a man who committed suicide?[edit]

[[File:StalkingCat.jpg|thumb]] This man committed suicide in 2012. The image was added in 2016 by BoggleYourMind. We really should remove this image from this wiki if all we are going to do is snark at a dead man; who isn't even otherkin.

Source of suicide.

Maybe someone tell BoggleYourMind "How in the world did you think that this was a good idea???".

ClickerClock (talk) 07:38, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Maybe BoggleYourMind didn't realise he'd committed suicide, I've deleted the image. Christopher (talk) 07:43, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I going to have to inform BoggleYourMind to be more careful. ClickerClock (talk) 07:44, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Considering the last edit BoggleYourMind made was in March, he may not respond. Christopher (talk) 07:49, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
That is correct. It would be quite a shock if he does return. ClickerClock (talk) 07:51, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Wow, that Trans and Otherkin section...[edit]

It reads like an AltRight seminar. Holy shit. It reminds me of how TERFs dismiss trans people, and how certain gay people denigrate trans people as drag-queens. I smell far right tampering. I'm going to remove that section for now to draw attention to it. It's borderline TERF-esque hate speech. Is that okay to have on RationalWiki?

Plus, on top of that, it cites the trans-misogynistic pseudoscience as a way to validate trans above otherkin. However, that pseudoscience makes my trans partner deeply uncomfortable as it pushes heteronormativity which is anti-trans by its very nature. That section doesn't make RationalWiki look good, and if we are going to keep it then can a good argument be made for a section which promotes both trans and otherkin prejudice?

Like I said, I smell AltRight trolling all over this.77.107.172.208 (talk) 21:17, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

I don't see the problem with the section. What are the specific sentences and words that you find denigrating? I can't check the source, though: the link is broken. --It's-a me, 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 03:02, 8 June 2018 (UTC)