I don’t want to be a tool of the patri­archy, so I don’t want to say Con­gress­man or Con­gress­women. That also risks mis­gen­der­ing some­one. And I’m not going to try remem­ber­ing 435 sets of pre­ferred pro­nouns. So Con­gress­crit­ter it is. If that offends you, you’re speciesist.

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