MSNBC Guest: FCC Should Fine People For Using Biological Pronouns To Describe Transgender People [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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NBC’s Danielle Moodie-Mills, whose title is “BLK Correspondent,” said that the Federal Communications Commission should start fining people for “misgendering” transgender individuals — like former Olympic Gold Medalist Caitlyn Jenner — during a round-table discussion on MSNBC’s Sunday broadcast of “Melissa Harris-Perry Live.”

Moodie-Mills told guest hosts Janet Mock and Richard Liu that fining media outlets for using certain pronouns is the best way “advance the dialogue.”

MOODIE-MILLS: We need to stop misgendering people in the media, and there needs to be some type of fine that’s put into place for outlets, for media outlets — that could be print, online, radio or what have you — that decide they’re just not going to call people by their name. And they’re going to misgender them just because they can… We’ve seen it all over the place, and it’s ridiculous. There are guidelines that have been put in place by GLAD that have been put out to all press outlets, and if you don’t follow them, you should be fined by the FCC. It should be that serious. 

[h/t: Hot Air]

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