Wait, I thought women couldn't...? I thought because they didn't have..?
Nor was I the only person baffled! But all is now revealed:
Brannen was born male – but we readers weren’t allowed to know that. It’s not that this detail wasn’t important (and as I will argue, m’Lud, it’s crucial) or forgotten. It was omitted in the moral panic around both privacy and ‘misgendering’, the progressive cause de nos jours.
To call someone by the wrong title is considered verbal assault and even bigotry.Chief Sorcerer Obungo Mfasa from Cotonou, when asked to comment, said 'White man magic plenty strong!'
H/T: WoaR in comments