Misgendering of guests by restaurant hosts or servers may seem like a small thing. But those on the receiving end say it can be painful, or even dangerous if they are publicly outed. And as recognition increases of gender-expansive people, some restaurateurs and organizations in the United States are pushing for ways to make these diners and employees feel more welcome.
Some of the new crop of bills related to regulating access to abortion services reflect a change in how the anti-abortion movement portrays women, depicting them as serious criminals rather than innocent victims of the “abortion industry,” as had been common in the past. That rhetorical and legal shift sends a powerful message about who is likely to face criminal punishment when Roe is decimated, as it is expected to be this summer.