Thursday, September 22, 2011

Daily Mail Criticised for Transgender Reporting

The Daily Mail has been criticised for its September 19 article about expanding passport gender options to include a third identity. The Daily Mail referred to “transgender people” in its headline; by placing the phrase in quotation marks, the paper has been accused of negating the existence of transgender people. Additionally the article’s author, James Slack, has been criticised for referring to intersex people in quotes and using insensitive terms such as “sex-swap” to describe transgender people.
An online petition has been started to demand more sensitive reporting of this issue from the Daily Mail, and currently has 780 signatures.

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