VOCABULARY: Deadnaming

Deadnaming is the act of referring to a transgender or non-binary person by a name they used prior to transitioning, such as their birth name. Deadnaming may be unintentional, or a deliberate attempt to deny, mock or invalidate a person’s gender identity.

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Never heard this before.


INTERESTING: History is unreliable; the further back in history we go, the more unreliable it is


The Past, Present and Future of Gold
Posted on February 16, 2023

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A few things about history have to be said before delving deep into it. We’ll avoid Napoleon’s quote and instead say that history should be taken with a grain of salt. And we generally have a worse idea of what transpired the further we go back, especially when talking centuries.

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This really casts doubt on everything we think we “know” as history.  What is a metric for the degradation in “history”?  Is it 1% per year or 5%?  Or does it vary with the topic being remembered?