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Author Topic: Danica Roem becomes first trans*person to be elected to (US) state legislature  (Read 4494 times)

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Online TheGlyphstone

As Socrates said: "I am the wisest of all the Greeks, because I, alone out of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing."

http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2012-02-05

Offline Various

In a fit of sore-loserdom, the GOP-controlled House of Delegates is ending the tradition of addressing members as 'gentleman' and 'gentlelady' for the neutral 'delegate' entirely so they won't have to address Roem as 'gentlelady'. They claim they're changing with the times but the fact that this comes riiiight after her win and that both her opponent and the party apparatus repeatedly referred to her as 'he' is telling.

Offline Blythe

In a fit of sore-loserdom, the GOP-controlled House of Delegates is ending the tradition of addressing members as 'gentleman' and 'gentlelady' for the neutral 'delegate' entirely so they won't have to address Roem as 'gentlelady'. They claim they're changing with the times but the fact that this comes riiiight after her win and that both her opponent and the party apparatus repeatedly referred to her as 'he' is telling.

On the one hand, I like the neutral wording better, because it's more inclusive in general and sounds far less clunky than 'gentleman' and 'gentlelady.'

On the other hand, I'm kind of annoyed that the context suggests that it came about because of bigotry against a transwoman. :/

Offline PhallusOperandi

Various:

Don't be so sure it will be GOP-controlled after vote counts have been finalized; it's 48D-49R at the moment, with the remaining seats undergoing recount as required.