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is this fred if not who is this
This is not okay. I don’t know where this started or how this came about but this is NOT okay.
What I see on my dash today is a list of pronouns, presented as a list to choose from. At the bottom, it is referred to as “cute”. Yesterday, I heard it compared to people who ask for specific pronouns as a part of their dysphoria within their body or assigned gender role.
And now I am going to repeat that this is in no way okay by any stretch of the imagination.
This mix-and-match list of cute words with -self appended to them is nothing less than a disgusting appropriation of trendy fashion to the actual practice of adopting different pronouns to feel more comfortable in one’s body. Comparing any of these to legitimate pronouns used by those who have transitioned or are transitioning is an offensive joke at best and downright malicious at worst. This is a trivialization and marginalization of a real world issue some people have to face in an attempt to feel comfortable in their day to day lives. Being generally referred to as “squeak” isn’t going to help you feel safe getting the groceries on a Sunday afternoon. Having people call you “sprout” in casual conversation isn’t going to make you feel more comfortable about your body. But being called “ze” to avoid unwanted questions about the non-specificity of your gender presentation can actually help someone avoid uncomfortable experiences that they don’t want to be in.
What this trend DOES do is trivialize those pronouns that some people need by equating them to these “cutesy pronouns” that people are beginning to list, making the whole idea of pronouns seem cute and trendy and those who need it seem as silly as those who are picking off this list in the eyes of greater society. So before you try to come at me and say that this is just harmless fun and doesn’t hurt anyone let me say that it DOES hurt all the people who have legitimate pronoun preferences that they came to through hardships and prejudices, not by picking off a goddamn list of fucking plant and monster pronouns.
This needs to fucking stop.
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