The main purpose of this is to hear some of your opinions on and start a discussion about hearing and reading GN pronouns in everyday life/literature.
Honestly, they bug me. I know I'm probably going to get some hate for sharing my opinion just because it happens to go against the new PC world order for modern thinking, positivity, equality and all that... but come on... really?
It's one thing to not personally identify as either gender mentally, but you still technically have a definitive physical gender whether you agree with it or not (be it before or after a surgery or whatever) So unless you are a hermaphrodite or someone who literally has no genitals... then you have a gender.
PS. I'm just butthurt cause my mental fanfiction reading stream is constantly interrupted by foreign pronouns that pause in my train of thought and knock me off track.
- I am happy gender neutral people are finally being recognized. :)26%(14)17%(21)Vote10%(7)
- I find gender neutral pronouns sort of silly, but understand why they are important.11%(6)6%(7)Vote1%(1)
- Gender neutral pronouns are ridiculous and they bug me.35%(19)47%(57)Vote57%(38)
- I don't really care15%(8)17%(21)Vote19%(13)
- Wait, this is a thing now?13%(7)13%(15)Vote13%(8)
Most Helpful Guy
It's stupid, but I need to warn people, especially you Americans, about having a "live and let live" stance on this. This live and let live stance in Canada led to what is now bill c-16, which will make it a criminal act to misgender people, leading to a fine of up to 250k. Surprised? You shouldn't be. By now you must know that regressive liberals always have to force their views upon you one way or another. It's not good enough for them to believe in their own nonsense. YOU now MUST believe in it too. There are now some talks of bringing a similar law to the US, so I suggest you Americans start taking this seriously... because having a neutral stance will likely end in having a similar bill enacted in your country
You've been warned7
Most Helpful Girl
I think if a person requests gender neutral pronouns it's a pointlessly dick move to use gendered pronouns towards them - it's antagonistic and contemptuous.
However, there have also been some instances in which professors have been told they must use only gender neutral pronouns in class regardless of who they're speaking to or about, which is ridiculous. Most people are comfortable with and prefer being referred to by gendered pronouns and it serves no purpose to try to erase gender for no reason.4
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