Responding to Incorrect Transgender Pronoun and-or Gender Identity Usage in the Media – Courtney O’Donnell – Transgender actress, advocate, and writer; star, ‘Lexie Cannes’

With incorrect, offensive, or downright transphobic phrases like “man in a dress,” “male-to-female transsexual,” “he calls himself Brandi,” or, likely the most offensive of them all, “he-she,” mainstream media simply cannot get it right. Sometimes it’s deliberate, especially in tabloids and other media that use exploitation to generate revenue. In other instances ignorance prevails in the media by those who ought to know better.