[Noisebridge-discuss] Neutral Pronoun "E"
Jeffrey Carl Faden
jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 21:48:27 UTC 2013
I must admit that custom pronouns for people are difficult, though - ones
such as "xe," "hir", etc., mostly because it's difficult to remember (it's
hard enough for me to remember people's names), and throws a wrench into my
normal speech or writing pattern when I try integrating it. It is out of
convenience rather than lack of respect that I often resort to "they/them"
when I'm referring to people of non-binary gender.
For example, I think this guy was being disrespectful, but I somewhat
understand his difficulty to fulfill the requests he was sent:
On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, basically this issue sort of has the two camps of "be respectful
> towards inclusive language and other people's gender identities" vs
> "insisting on changing language usage is political correctness gone mad".
> I sympathize with the former. It's not a big deal inconvenience to say
> "they" instead of "he" or "chair" instead of "chairman".
> Back in the 70s or whenever, the introduction of the title "Ms." had a
> similar situation. Some people thought it was
> political-correctness-gone-mad. Nowadays, we look at it as common sense:
> "Duh, of course you should have a female title that is neutral towards
> marital status, why was this ever controversial?"
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> He seems to be insinuating that people who want to be referred to as a
>> specific pronoun is a form of political correctness. I personally find that
>> to be disrespectful, but I don't know about you, Johny.
>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM, johny radio <johnyradio at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> how is monad disrespecting anyone? it seems he is suggesting a
>>> gender-neutral pronoun, to avoid using the masculine. Please explain what
>>> you mean, Spinach.
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