Dead Naming


I’ve been informed that my podcasting partner Stacy McCain has received a seven day suspension of his Twitter account because he engaged in “dead naming,” i.e., referring to a person presenting as the opposite sex of his or her biological sex by that person’s birth name.

Explaining Twitter Safety’s aversion to inconvenient truth might be easier if one could refer to Twitter Safety by its birth name, but the outfit’s exact origin is unclear. Cheka? Gestapo? Stasi? Savak? Miniluv? …

Cowards or Bullies


The Washington Times reports that Terry Miller of Bloomfield High has set a Connecticut girls’ state indoor record of 6.95 seconds in the 55 m sprint. Second place in the event was taken by Andraya Yearwood. Both Miller and Yearwood have Y-chromosomes. Third place in the event was taken by a girl.

I wonder if athletes such as Miller and Yearwood are afraid to compete on a level playing field or if they want to take advantage of weaker competitors or if I should embrace the Power Of And in such cases.