Pronouns

Someone wrote…

I want to be able to tell people not to call me “she”, but I don’t think “he” is quite right either and there aren’t any gender-neutral pronouns I like.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 14th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Pronouns”

  1. Anonymous

    Right there with you.

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  2. fluffy

    Yep, same here. On the Internet I settle for ‘it’ and ‘they.’ Real life, I just… dunno.

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  3. Anonymous

    Yeah. I know what you mean. Maybe try just avoiding pronouns? It’s a little difficult, but doable.

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  4. Cat

    Me too!

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  5. shaedofblue

    If your name or nickname isn’t very long, pronouns aren’t really necessary for anything.

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  6. Anonymous

    I hear ya. I tend to go by she at work because that’s how I get read most of the time and I don’t have the emotional energy to invest in constantly correcting people (and also, because I don’t know what I’d replace “she” with that felt better). I don’t like She. However, He doesn’t feel more right, and they/ze/whatever just isn’t practical for day to day life.

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