But those stories weren’t about passing legislation, at least on their face; they were typically aimed at a presumed audience of parents. The Atlantic emblazoned on a 2018 cover the words: “Your child says [he’s] trans. [He] wants hormones and surgery. [He’s] 13.” Only it didn’t use the right pronouns to refer to the real trans boy who served as its model.
So when we talk about ripping out the reproductive organs of a child who doesn’t know what they’re doing it’s very, very, important that we use the right pronouns, right?