In a shocking show of soul, the NY Post‘s Page Six apologized for its trans-insensitivity.
In an item about Thereâ€™s Something About Miriam, a Fox reality show about a transsexual woman, the Rupert Murdoch owned paper described the titular character as a “she-male”. GLAAD called them out and editor Richard Johnson originally replied, “Youâ€™re kidding me, arenâ€™t you? I would have used â€˜chick with a dickâ€™ but weâ€™re as [sic] family newspaper.â€
Apparently Johnson had a change of heart: .
…We erred yesterday in referring to a pre-op transsexual as “a she-male” – a term GLAAD informs us is “a dehumanizing slur.” We apologize to any and all we may have offended.
Next step: vocabulary lesson.