Grey – The definition of slander

This isn’t specifically a queer issue, but it pertains to many “moral” political debates. Like if trans* exclusion is acceptable and the behaviours of people who advocate for and against either side in moral debate. The terms slander and libel are thrown around and people on both sides accuse others of it, but there seems to be some confusion on its definition.

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Grey – That’s not who you are to me.

I was reading back through my last post and I thought there was a point in there that needed further explanation. This is a line stated by many people who have a friend or relative who is trans*, from the nastiest bigot to the really well meaning family member. This line is “That’s not who you are to me” (abv. in this article now as TNWYATM) and it can be one of the most damaging things to say to a trans* person and I am going to talk about why.

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