Stop the Press using Transphobic terms and deliberately mixing pronouns. Transphobia Kills, help those like this little girl live the life they deserve.
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Stop the Press using Transphobic terms and deliberately mixing pronouns. Transphobia Kills, help those like this little girl live the life they deserve.

    1. http://www.facebook.com/TLLJLivvyJames Transgender Life Livvy James
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      http://www.facebook.com/TLLJLivvyJames Transgender Life Livvy James

      Worcester, United Kingdom

'Sex-swap/change', 'tranny', 'gender pot', 'peter pan pills', 'gender confused', 'gender bender' etc. the use of the word 'he' when referring to a girl or woman and 'she' when referring to a boy or man are deliberately belittling the individual concerned. These terms are not only offensive to Transgender children and adults but are also fundamentally incorrect and uneducated. These terms are outdated and based on bigotry on the part of the Journalists using them. People with gender identity issues are being murdered, beaten, threatened with their lives, bullied, teased, intimidated, disowned and are prone to suicide both attempted and successful and self harm. The Press being an extremely powerful medium has the responsibility to ensure they are not aiding peoples ignorance and hatred and increased lack of self esteem.           http://www.facebook.com/genderissuessupport 

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    • Rev. Darren McDonald PORTLAND, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      A little effort and editorial discretion can spare inflicting harm on others. While there needs to be room for understanding, grace, and civility when people make mistakes, thoughtless speech that hurts people (being "politically INcorrect" is not a worthy end in itself).

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    • Carol Steele TORQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it reflects what the transphobic press in the UK (and other countries) want themselves to believe and in doing so incites transphobia to it's readers who then belive it is fine to refer to us as 'he' (or 'she' for trans men) or to refer to us in derogatory terms

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    • Aeryn Parsons REDHILL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Disrespectful treatment of transgender men and women by the media needs to stop.

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    • Jess Haynes LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      been there got the abuse

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    • Paula Thurlbeck LOSTWITHIEL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      We do not ask for special treatment.

      We only ask for the basic respect that any human being should hope to receive.

      The press must now take responsibility for the misery and damage caused by the corrosive language they use.

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