1 thought on “If someone wants to be called “they” and not “he” or “she,” why say no?

  1. I agree with many of the comments in the article. In the end, we are talking about a simple, but important, gesture of respect. Moreover, we all express preferences about how people refer to us everyday. For example, I prefer that people call me Greg, not Gregory. My father preferred to be called Jim, while my brother preferred James. Too many people are politicizing the issue for their own ends. The general public had not heard of Jordan Peterson until he weighed into this issue, primarily as a way to bolster his book sales. If we can easily accept someone’s preference for their proper noun, it should be equally easy to accept their preference of pronoun.

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