Misgendering

In a message to another FBI lawyer about whether he planned to remain at the DoJ after Donald Trump took office, Kevin Clinesmith, who is copping a plea in the Russian Collusion Hoax case, replied, “Viva le resistance.”

Of course, the French noun la resistance is feminine, so using the masculine article le misgenders it.

Qui se croit sage est un grand fou.

—French Proverb

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