Are these still a thing?
Keep your chin up, someday there will be happiness again.
Stop excusing your transphobia by saying it isn’t. You’re wrong.
Preamble: I’m not transphobic, I’m just a language nerd who’s interested in this sort of thing.
In English the ‘singular they'…
Protip: saying “I’m not transphobic, I’m just saying…” does not magically make it not-transphobic to discuss this subject as a purely academic one, as if it doesn’t directly affect trans and more typically nonbinary people.
Just fucking respect people’s pronouns. That’s it. Don’t say “weeeell, it’s not TECHNICALLY correct, but I guess I’ll allow it on the basis of x, y and z”, as if you’re the arbiter of who gets to be called what they asked to be called and who doesn’t. Respect people’s pronouns. Don’t argue about it. Full stop.
Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?
When police start using terrorist hijacker tactics… WTF
Wow. The DoJ needs to come in and start that whole fucking police force all over again, from the ground up.
If people who weren’t wearing uniforms were doing this it would be criminal. It should be criminal. When bank robbers do this, it’s still criminal. WHAT THE FUCK IS THE WHITE HOUSE DOING ABOUT THIS?
*swearing a blue streak*
Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
It’s also… you’re not resetting to some sort of innate default. There isn’t a real core you that knows better and is above mistreating people; it’s — you’re learning a new skill. It’s not about purity. It’s about learning.