[Ads-l] -face: transface

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 17:57:53 EDT 2016

blackface, brownface, yellowface, redface, transface

Wiktionary has all but “transface”, the online Oxford Dictionaries have only “blackface” and “yellowface”.

"Mark Ruffalo responds to criticism over his newest movie, which stars Matt Bomer as a trans woman”
By Caitlin Gibson
The Washington Post
1 September 2016
http://wapo.st/2bMVW0s <http://wapo.st/2bMVW0s>

But many in the transgender community didn’t agree and took to social media to argue that the film ["Anything"], based on the play by Tim McNeil, was just another example of “transface” — casting a cisgender actor in a transgender role. 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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