…in this thread RickJay openly and unapologetically misgenders several individuals, links to a website that explicitly propagates anti-transgender propaganda, and argues that nobody in that thread has come up with a coherent reason why transwomen should be called women.
As to the last point: I can think of one reason. It is simply polite and welcoming to do so. Which is why RickJay’s post troubles me. RickJay is a moderator here who has shown in thread-after-thread on transgender issues has never hesitated to misgender, RickJay does it again in this post.
While the board has made it clear that it will continue to allow debate on issues of identity, the fact that we have a moderator that holds explicitly transphobic positions is problematic for these boards IMHO, and is just another reason why these boards are not a safe place for transgender people.
This isn’t a thread asking for a resignation or sanction. What I’m asking for is reassurance that RickJay will not deliberately misgender anyone (ETA members) on these boards, especially in his role as moderator here.