Would you use the pronoun “ey” instead of “he or she”?
Sundays are a Day of Rest – by which I mean a Day of talking about the Rest of my life; that is, outside linguistics.
This little rant was initiated by this article.
I clicked on a link someone put up on facebook, and the headline caught my eye, and I ended up reading it – and all the comments.
Several things got to me upon reading it.
Firstly, the article calls Silvani Marquez “a transgendered man”, “he”, and “him” throughout the article.
A biological male who identifies as female is a transgendered woman; a biological male who likes to dress in women’s clothes is a transvestite. You’d think a well-known newspaper would do their homework.
However, it’s the comments that really upset me.
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