Summary of the top points from this blog post What’s in a Word: Mx. - Mx. is a non-binary or gender-neutral title of courtesy, equivalent to Ms., Mrs., and Mr. Learn where it came from and the controversy over how it should be used.
The phrase "All Lives Matter," edited with red proofreading marks “All Lives Matter”? Not Until Black Ones Do - Be a radical copyeditor. When someone says "all lives matter," engage with them (particularly if you are a white person, like me), and help them understand why saying this makes things worse, not better.
"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." Toni Morrison and the Power of Language - In the words of Angela Davis, "Her words have radically altered the lives that we live."
Speech bubbles and text that illustrate how the hubbub over "concentration camps" obscures the issue Re-Humanizing Immigrant Communities in the Age of Trump: 5 Language Practices - Get five practices to center immigration justice in how you talk about, write about, and resist dehumanization and violence toward immigrant communities in the United States.
Speech bubbles and text that explain the definition and use of "enby" What’s in a Word: Enby - The word "enby" refers to a non-binary person. Find out where the term came from and in what contexts it's appropriate to use it.
Speech bubbles and text that summarize and illustrate the blog post Ask a Radical Copyeditor: Are There Limits to Self-Identity Language? - Every person gets to have full agency over the language they use to describe themself, even if those words are experienced by others as oppressive.
Speech bubbles providing examples of invalidating and validating language when writing about trans people Update to Transgender Style Guide: Avoiding Invalidating Language Traps - Announcing an update to the transgender style guide: four new sections on how to avoid writing or talking about trans people in ways that are invalidating or otherwise harmful.
A flowchart illustrating whether or not a particular use of the word "diverse" is correct. Should I Use the Adjective “Diverse”? - Are you using "diverse" radically or oppressively? Here's a handy flowchart to help you out.
Word bubbles and text that summarize two updates to the Radical Copyeditor's Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People Update to Transgender Style Guide: Bodies and Anatomy - Announcing an update to the transgender style guide: two new sections on how to sensitively and inclusively refer to bodies and anatomy.
A word bubble that says "Elizabeth loves their cat; they are a big cat lover; they did something nice for themself yesterday," plus the text of an update to the Radical Copyeditor's Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People (text in graphic reprinted in full below) Update to Transgender Style Guide: “They” as a Personal Pronoun - Announcing an update to the transgender style guide: a new section on using "they" as a personal pronoun.