Stop intentionally misgendering transgendered people in the news

Stop intentionally misgendering transgendered people in the news

    1. Jessica Blank
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Blank

      Brooklyn, NY

When someone clearly states that they wish to be addressed using female pronouns, it is considered exceptionally rude and disrespectful not to do so. It's a tremendous slap to the face. Regardless of the individual, everyone-- and this includes criminals and people one simply does not like-- has the right to self-determine their own gender.

Most recently, this has manifested in CNN's coverage (and the coverage of other news organisations) of the Manning case. CNN may be following the AP Stylebook guidelines (themselves flawed and disrespectful) by continually referring to PFC Manning as "he" (see http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/23/opinion/cevallos-bradley-manning-gender-identity/ ), but nonetheless she is a SHE. By continually, deliberately referring to Ms. Manning as a male, CNN is denying Manning her rights to self-determination and self-identity-- basic human rights.

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Stop intentionally misgendering transgendered people in the news

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    • Saga Silkesmo -, SWEDEN
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to be able to say "Stay classy, CNN!" and not end it by rolling my eyes and sighing in disillusionment and disgust. That would be nice.

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    • Northern Wind TULALIP, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a gross violation of human rights, in my opinion.

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    • Gary D'Alonzo Jr MARLTON, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      A friend told me to help

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    • John Flynn MIAMI, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Top tier news organizations really should know better by now.

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    • Adam Proctor PORTLAND, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      Trans* people are one of the few minorities, along with women and non-heterosexual people, against whom it is still considered "acceptable" to discriminate.

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