There's a an Op-Ed, or maybe a Pre-Op-Ed at the WaPoo about how to address people who refuse to use the gender norms human languages have had literally forever.
I think I┬áwas 13 the first time I was called "ma'am" on the phone. I didn't bother correcting the business because I understood as a young male youth my voice could be mistaken.┬áIt didn't break my emotional well-being, and I lived through the experience.
The entire article is drivel, and...well, here:┬áhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/please-stop-making-jokes-about-gender-pronouns-when-people-tell-you-theirs/2019/12/11/
First of all, fuck you, I'll make any fucking jokes I like about any fucking thing I want, any time I fucking feel like it. Don't like it? Fuck off.
In a serious note, I will address you as you present. If you're at an historical re-enactment wearing 10th Century Norse female garb, I'll assume you are "miss," "damen," "my lady," or "ma'am," accordingly.┬á If for some reason you want to dress and present as a female, but not be called one...then you need deeper therapy.
If I am not sure (and this applies to status, rank, sex presentation, class, etc), and it's relevant, I may ask, "How should I address you?"
And then we will get on with our lives.
If you have to start with, "My pronouns are she and hers," I'm going to tell you,┬áOur pronoun is "The Shitlord," and We are only addressed in the third person.┬áAlso, you will have to do it in this language I just made up that changes every week. Or in my native Gaelic. Or you can just fuck off.
What you don't get to do is dictate how other people talk.┬á Here's a relevant excerpt:
The backlash was instantaneous. By the end of the night, Cuomo had apologized on Twitter, noting his sorrow as ΓÇ£an ally of the LGBTQ communityΓÇ¥ ΓÇö but still not managing to state his pronouns. And I wondered, not for the first time: Why canΓÇÖt cisgender people be semi-normal about this?
Why does he have to play your game and "State his pronouns"?
Why do you display the bigotry of accusing him and us of being abnormal? "Cisgender" is an external, false euphemism you have assigned to NORMAL PEOPLE, identified as the 99.995% of the population who are male or female (whether or not they accept that is another issue). One can be straight, gay, bi, asexual. One is male, female, or has a chromosome or physiological mismatch (rare). Those latter are the only non-"cis" people. Claiming you're with them actually denigrates them.
Why do you assign us the identity "cisgender" over OUR protests, but expect us to kowtow to your preferences?
This is the fascism of a minority culture, full of hatred, intolerance, and refusal to accept the norms of the majority.
The first big step toward terrorism.
And anyone who doesn't believe it borders on terrorism is invited to "misgender" some high-profile freak on TWITter and wait for the screaming backlash and attempts to dox you.
There was even wailing about someone being called "it," except there IS a high profile freak of some sort who has publicly stated their pronoun is "it."┬á┬á
You see how this game is played?┬á Worthless failures who can't get attention any other way are demanding that everyone address them in a clever, unique fashion known only to them, changing at whim, with no set rules.┬á There was also another article that people who DO use these terms are "patronizing."
So, no, Kat, you're a fucking freak, and an obnoxious one, and you need to grow the fuck up and grow some balls, or boobs, or something, or else take some tequila and sleeping-pill therapy. You not only have issues, you have entire subscriptions that make Publisher's Clearinghouse look sedate. But they are not my subscriptions and I'm not buying any.