There wouldn’t be such a danger of misgendering people if their stories weren’t blown up nationally just because of their gender. Take for example the Associated Press, which was anxious to promote a story on Minneapolis electing two black transgender city council members Tuesday.

The Associated Press, which literally tells writers how to handle questions of gender usage correctly in its AP Stylebook, didn’t quite follow the rules Wednesday.

The thing is, the AP can’t explain why what it wrote initially is incorrect without breaking more of its own rules.

Here’s the corrected tweet:

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