Hello! As society progresses, it's only natural that everyone adapts to new standards for language. The word "trap" is often used to refer to Utaite who can reach ranges high and/or low enough to either sound similar to the other gender or to simply sound androgynous. However, this word has become dated and has heavy negative connotations. It has recently come to light that the word is very harmful to the LGBTQIA+ community, especially transfolk and other gender queer individuals. It is important that our community is accepting and welcoming to people of all identities, genders, religions, races, shapes and sizes as long as they are not people who do any harm to others. As such, it would be very progressive and kind for the utaite wikia and community in general to slowly drop the usage of the word "trap" in context to gender expression and adapt to using a new word.
- Masculine/feminine, or "masc" and "fem" for short (used for the other gender respectively i.e. describing 69neko as masculine)
I cannot remember any other suitable words at the moment but it's definitely possible to use a different sort of word that does not have an offensive meaning.
"But Poddo, why is it so offensive and why do you care?"
The reason why this word is offensive is because it promotes and encourages the idea that people who are not cisgendered are "tricking" or "fooling" others with their gender. For example, if a cisgendered man was interested in a transgendered woman romantically and she revealed that she is trans, the man may respond by saying things like "oh, so you're a guy, you tricked me!" which was not the intention of the transwoman - she was not tricking the man as she genuinely identifies as a woman and is actively trying to socially transition into being a woman. If the cisgendered man assumed that the transwoman is a man and misgendered her and behaved as if she is a trickster or a liar, that is highly disrespectful of her identity and creates misconceptions about being transgender, painting it as a perverse and fetishized lifestyle while in reality it is just an identity, such as being bi or gay. This may not seem like a very big issue to those who do not experience being transgender, but simply because we cisgendered folk have not experienced gender discrimination does not mean we can't empathize with and create a better environment for transfolk.
With that said, please feel free to ask me anything that may be confusing you and please try your best to be open-minded about this discussion - I am not trying to be hostile or rude. Thank you for your time and understanding and I hope the Utaite community will be able to move away from the usage of this transphobic word.