Sorry, I Cannot Date You if You Insist on Misgendering my Tortoise
A true story
Ten years ago, I purchased a Russian Tortoise from Petco. I had no idea what the turtle’s gender was, so I named it Murphy, which, having grown up watching Murphy Brown, I thought was a sufficiently androgynous name.
As it turned out, Murphy is a female. Her shell is flat on the bottom (males have a…