Bradley Manning, Meet Chelsea Manning
Wondering whether 'Chelsea Manning' is a he / she / it does mildly offend me, as it seems nothing but obtuse.: At 8/28/2013 4:32:01 PM, Wocambs wrote:
: It is my understanding that addressing someone as they wish to be addressed is simply a matter of politeness and respect, although exceptions are made when the preferred form of address implies some kind of prerogative or when 'official' forms of address must be used. No problem if a person is talking directly to Manning, there is no reason not to use "Chelsea."
The problem is how to reference him/her indirectly. Just switching to "Chelsea Manning" causes confusion.