Why does pronouns matter? The basics of our identities are pronouns. It’s not okay to misgender someone by using the wrong pronouns. You don’t have to agree with how someone identifies to be a person. In 2020.
Do gender pronouns matter?
The use of gender pronouns sets a tone for allyship. It can make a huge difference for new community members who may feel vulnerable in a new environment. It is not always possible to know what someone’s gender pronoun is by looking at them.
Are pronouns important?
When someone asks you to use their pronouns, they are asking you to respect their identity. When someone refers to another person using the wrong pronouns, that can lead to a person feeling disrespected and can lead to other problems.
Is it OK to try different pronouns?
You can just start doing it if you’re interested in trying out different pronouns. If it doesn’t work out for you, you don’t have to use them forever, either.
Can I use two different pronouns?
They would like to be addressed that way. Multiple sets of pronouns may be used by some people. If someone uses more than one set of pronouns, you can ask how they would like you to use the pronouns, they may use both interchangeably, use one set on campus and another back home, etc.