The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167189 Message #4037281
Posted By: Jeri
03-Mar-20 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Thoughts for Mrrzy
Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Mrrzy
In real life, I will mess up pronouns like crazy, no matter how much respect I have for people. In writing, I don't have so much of a problem. Typing filter better than mouth filter. Bottom line for me is that people would get to define themselves. Names (as in "my name is ____, but I prefer to be called ____." and gender and what clothes they want to wear or haircuts or politics or music or... you know. Their own stuff.
Every single person we meet on any given day is going to be different from everyone else. It makes my life easier if I see things like that. No round pegs or square holes. Just a pile of jigsaw puzzle pieces.
And one big problem we have with people and gender, IMO, is language. When I first started learning French, I was amazed that even objects had genders. There ARE gender neutral languages.