Yes, Katia, I dislike that slang term very much as well. A close freind of mine, who is a male in all sense of the word, started taking female hormones a while back. When I asked him "Why are you doing this?" he stated, "Because I want to be a shemale!" Well, it might have well as been a slap in my face with a wet mackerel. I at him right down and asked him to never, ever use that term around me, I consider the it "N" word for Transsexual. Other than that, this article ain't too bad.