reminder to add pronouns to your bio even if you're cis
@Olli_W_ YES! This so much!
It makes it normal for trans people, which is reason enough, but even if that won't do it (it should) it also makes it so people online don't have to ask you all the time, because they can't tell. (:
I'm curious, how come? Is it a solidarity thing? Self organizing thing? Personally, I don't see the value. But this could be related to my limited perspective.
@Clifford it's so that people know how to refer to you
@gemlog so that people who don't want to assume your pronouns know how to refer to you. it normalises explicitly stating your pronouns.
@Olli_W_ It just seems that there are a very small subset of ambiguous people.
But, that said, I don't see why we can't use neutral terms in general and do away with the problem entirely.
@gemlog yes, we are a small subset of people, but we do exist. it's great if you use neutral terms until you know a persons specific pronouns. we can't do away with the problem entirely because pronouns can be an intrinsic part of someones identity. addressing a person by their pronouns (chosen or given) affirms their identity and existence.
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