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What You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns | Let’s Queer Things Up!

I found the article below some time ago but it is only recently when so much of what is spoken of here began to affect me personally. I have tried numerous times to put things into my own words, yet I believe this says it better than I ever could.

 

What You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns | Let’s Queer Things Up!:

“When someone states their pronouns (he, she, ze, they, etc), they are asking for your respect. And when you choose not to use these pronouns, and instead opt for your own, you are not only invalidating someone’s identity, but you are also saying a plethora of harmful things that you likely never intended.”

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7 thoughts on “What You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns | Let’s Queer Things Up!

  1. I’ve been hearing about pronoun issues for years, but mostly from a linguistic/stylistic perspective. In academic writing, the standards have been in flux for a long time. I think it’s a good idea to look at some of the more personal and political issues in more depth.

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