Media torn in Manning ‘he’ or ‘she’ pronoun debate
Just because you feel some way one day doesn’t make you that. If I feel like I’m a T-Rex does that mean I am a T-Rex? You might even surgically add big teeth and a tail, but I’ll never be a T-Rex. No matter what they do to Bradley Manning he will always be a male. Unreal that we have allowed people to act otherwise.
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Bradley Manning told the world he identifies as a woman and wants to be known as Chelsea Manning, a revelation that has sparked a debate on social media and sent journalists scrambling for a refresher on pronoun style.
“I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun,” the Army private, sentenced to 35 years in military prison for leaking classified documents, said in a statement to NBC’sToday show.
The Huffington Post, the London Daily Mail, MSNBC and Slate have all started using the feminine pronoun.
NBC’s Today, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, Politico, CNN, Fox, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Daily Beast, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times are using the masculine pronoun.