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The Poly Pagan tweeted at me this morning about my Manning comic: "I liked this, but seriously, they're not "Bradley Manning's revelations" you've got a responsibility to drop that name too" I definitely want to refer to Manning as Chelsea and use female pronouns whenever talking about her, but in this case I used "Bradley" as part of the setup--the characters in the comic find out about the gender issue at the moment the narrator says it. I get why mentions of Manning's previous identity are annoying to people, but I thought it was worth the trade off here. Poly Pagan suggested using "Private Manning" in the first panel, which would have had the same effect. Makes sense to me.
08.27.2013 |