treating people with respect – Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:39:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://www.snopes.com/app/uploads/2017/02/cropped-snopes-drop-light-only-yellow-32x32.png treating people with respect – Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com 32 32 Milford Schools Halloween Ban Controversy http://www.snopes.com/2015/10/12/milford-halloween/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:21:16 +0000 http://m.snopes.com/?p=9679 NEWS:   Schools in Milford, Connecticut, briefly altered planned Halloween activities, but festivities were never “banned” because some people were “offended.” On 12 October 2015, the town of Milford, Connecticut, topped social media’s trending lists over what many news outlets inaccurately described as a “ban” on Halloween. The Connecticut Post initially invoked the specter of treating … Continued Belaboring the Point http://www.snopes.com/transgender-birthing-individuals/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:24:44 +0000 http://m.snopes.com/?page_id=8961 FACT CHECK:  Are transgender people demanding midwives and doulas drop the words “pregnant women” in favor of “birthing individuals”? Claim:   Transgender people are demanding midwives and doulas drop the words “pregnant women” in favor of “birthing individuals.”    MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE:   In September 2015, the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) updated its literature to … Continued