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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

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Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 12:13, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


See Talk:Bliss Blood/delete for the archived deletion debate on this article. -- Graham ☺ | Talk 19:09, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)


So it's a "she" but a "drag queen"? So is this person a male who dresses as a female, or a female dressed as a male, or is there some new definition, here?

Shouldn't "she" be a "he"?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgw (talkcontribs) 21:51, 3 October 2005 (UTC)‎Reply[reply]

Vaginal Davis refers to herself as "she", her biological sex is male (we all can just asume), she dresses in male or female codes or none codes at all: She just dresses. User:tarion23

There is no "biological sex" since she is intersex. //Mio, 2015-01-10
It should be changed, because regardless of what he thinks he is a he. It is all about gender and social construction, and socially he is a he.
False. A drag queen should always be referred to with female pronouns, unless the individual is being discussed outside of their character role. Feather Jonah (talk) 05:37, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any person whose gender might be questioned should be referred to by the gendered nouns, pronouns, and possessive adjectives that reflect that person's latest expressed gender self-identification. This applies in references to any phase of that person's life. Nevertheless, avoid confusing or seemingly logically impossible text that could result from pronoun usage (for example: instead of He gave birth to his first child, write He became a parent for the first time).

Temporal User (Talk) 01:27, 19 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


i made some updates, gave a more complete overview (but by no means comprehensive) and include some sources for criticism on vaginal davis's work. i am the author of the second text. this is just to give those of you who don't know davis's work, or her importance to performance art, somewhere to turn for more reliable information. davis, by the way, really goes by "vaginal davis", "ms. davis" and sometimes, "dr. davis". she dropped the "creme" a while ago. and i go back and forth between "him/he" and "her/she". it's terrific that someone started a page for her.

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BetacommandBot 16:48, 3 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Student Peer Review The article demonstrates a good range of information about the subject. However, it takes a point form structure which detracts from its readability, it could benefit from a more flowing structure. The organization of the article is disjointed at times, it follows a timeline structure intercut with biography and opinion from other parties which is important as content of the biography itself, but again affects its readability. The film/discography section is very well documented, it gives a sense of the range of the subject's work in different fields pointed out in the biography sections. Callmepapa (talk) 18:44, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Student review: rojopastel — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:47, 9 November 2016 (UTC) Hey there,Reply[reply]

Really like this article, there was a lot of good information. There was a good variety of information on Davis from personal, to career wise. It was a good idea as well to break down the career section by year to easier be able to focus on what Davis was doing throughout different points in time, and their career. Perhaps. Reading the article however, I was unsure of what pronoun may be appropriate. It may be worth stating how they identify, or whether they have a specific pronoun that is preferred. Also, thoughout the article it may be useful to mention Davis' relationship to some of the different names that are brought up. The chronicling of Davis' life and how the move to Germany was influential was really well documented. The sections about Davis' work, appearance, filmography etc was really comprehensive as well. Overall, really great article. I made a few very minor edits, mostly just to spelling/grammar errors i found.

Updating information.[edit]

Hello, my name is Carly and I'm a student at SUNY New Paltz taking a class on Performing Feminism. I would like to suggest that this page be updated with several more recent events that Ms. Davis has spoken at, such as the Creative Time Summit in Washington, D.C. and MobileAcademy, a conference on disability. I also believe that the page could use some basic punctuation corrections, and am interested in improving this article myself in the future for a class assignment Heyisdeedeehome (talk) 22:05, 9 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Birth place[edit]

Davis's birth place should be included in the article, as the personal life section only says that her birth date is private.

Davis' identity: transgender or not?[edit]

I removed 4 categories from the article, that categorizes transgender people:

I believe there is no reliable source to verify the claim that she is transgender.

She is non-binary and intersex, but she is not transgender.

When one or more reliable sources are found, they can be provided in this discussion.

Otherwise, the status quo remains. — CrafterNova [ TALK ] [ CONT ] 17:48, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]