Monday, January 14, 2013

It’s factually incorrect to disclose a trans person’s old name and say it’s “the name they were born with”.

People aren’t born with names. We are given names. Sometimes a given name is like that ugly, ill-fitting sweater Grandma gave you for Christmas: You might smile and pretend to like it, but as soon as she leaves, that thing’s going back to the store.

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    Naming children seems to me like the strangest thing ever. Like you don’t even know their personality, how they will...
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