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Hello ! please change lesbophobia to lesbiphobia seeing as lesbo is a wlw slur and so lesbiphobia is the preferred title unless the person who wrote that page was a lesbian. Still better for non lesbians to rather read it as lesbi. Thank you

Thanks for that feedback! Will do! --Jenjenreviews (talk) 09:56, 26 August 2021 (PDT)

Transmisia

Add transmisia and homomisia

We should differentiate between "transphobia" is an irrational fear, and a medical condition, and not under someone's control; and transmisia that is expression of hatred and harassment towards transgender people.

From trans- +‎ -misia, the suffix used in English to denote hatred

A lot of transgender people have internalised transphobia (which causes a significant amount of gender identity related dysfunction).

I know transgender people who are years along in their transition, presenting as their own gender every day, and living happy healthy lives that nevertheless have occasional bouts of "I don't want to be transgender, I wish I could just have been born cisgender, why did this have to happen to me", both in the "this is a very strange feeling / perception / existence" sense and in the "society hates me and I want to escape that" sense.

Socially expressed transmisia feeds internalised transphobia - the same way socially expressed misogyny feeds internalised self-esteem issues and internalised misogyny.

--DrTransmisia (talk) 08:26, 12 March 2022 (PST)

The wording of -misia vs -phobia was something that has come up in the past when discussing how to list a trigger warning regarding these topics. For now, we are sticking with keeping -phobia as that is the more well-known term and is generally understood to not be a term expressing irrational uncontrollable fear. I will, however, add transmisia and homomisia to this list to allow it to gain more traction and become more well-known so that a shift towards this term can be made in the future. --Jenjenreviews (talk) 13:32, 12 March 2022 (PST)

Religion

Could we add Religion as a trigger category? For example, in Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, Christian religion is used in very harmful and damaging ways, in a way that could be triggering to someone who experienced religious trauma.

If we wanted to be specific, we could have TW:Religion:Christianity but I'm not sure if that's better expressed on the page under a click for more on the Religion trigger.

Done! We've seen people use it in various pages and indeed way you describe makes sense. So, it's now added to the list. Thanks! bookrob13 (talk) 23:02, 18 June 2022 (PDT)