I regret to inform you someone was just misgendered on Twitter
Jameela Jamil lets us all down
I’m sorry to do this to you just before the weekend, but it simply could not wait. It has been brought to my attention that someone was just misgendered on Twitter.
The fascist culprit appears to be the Queen ally of Wokington herself, Jameela Jamil. After accidently misgendering someone to death on the social media platform, she decided that placing pronouns in your bio was simply not enough to avoid a repeat of such violence. Going forward, pronouns should now be included in our Twitter names too:
But Jameela clearly hasn’t done the work. As I decided 5 minutes ago, including pronouns in your name just doesn’t cut it anymore either. No, in fact one must go further and place your profile picture on the right side of history too. As someone that wants to see Jameela do better, I created this for her:
I avoided all cis-normative fonts and used lowercase letters on a black background to make a powerful statement about anti-capitalism and BLM. I’ve also left some negative space so that Jameela may add several correct flags of her own choosing.
Also, I really hope Jameela thinks hard about the colonial structures she is upholding by appropriating the letters ‘NB’ for ‘non-binary’ people. One resident of Wokington tried to provide Jameela with a teaching moment:
Once Jemeela has got this simple courtesy into her head (it takes two seconds), she should then reflect on her infantilising behaviour too:
This isn’t hard. It’s exhausting having to educate people on how to be correct all the time. All you have to do is follow the rules—no matter how often they change without warning.
In the meantime, everyone could to take a leaf out of Time Magazine’s…magazine. As you can see, they have refrained from erasing the existence of “gender Queer” author Maia Kobabe by pretending she is special and using ‘eir/ey’ pronouns.
Later this evening, The United Nations is expected to make a statement about Jameela’s fascist attempt at gender genocide. My thoughts are with the friends and family of the misgendered at this difficult time.