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fuckyeahsexeducation: thaxted: cant-party: disgustinghuman: veganweedsoup: using the correct…

January 2, 2014
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fuckyeahsexeducation:

thaxted:

cant-party:

disgustinghuman:

veganweedsoup:

using the correct pronouns is just as important when that person isn’t around to hear you use them

pronouns and NAMES.
be respectful of them both.

LETS TALK ABOUT NOT OUTING PEOPLE ON ACCIDENT

LETS TALK ABOUT FINDING OUT WHO IT IS OKAY FOR YOU TO USE A PERSONS CORRECT NAME AND PRONOUNS AROUND

LETS TALK ABOUT FINDING OUT WHEN IT IS NOT OKAY TO USE A PERSONS CORRECT NAME AND PRONOUNS

LETS TALK ABOUT WAYS TO NOT MISGENDER OR INCORRECTLY NAME A PERSON, WHILE MAINTAINING THEIR SAFETY

  • say a persons name/nickname that you know is okay to use instead of saying their pronouns and/or their correct name
  •  terms of endearment like friend, comrade, pal, chum, buddy, cohort, bosom friend, bff, bestie, coworker, cutie, babe, cool cat, or some other genderless nameless endearment term (or non endearment) are also great options to use instead of names or pronouns! always ask the person in question if they are okay with them!

AND FINALLY.

NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT A TRANS PERSON AT ALL IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM IF YOU THINK THERE IS THE SLIGHTEST OF CHANCES THAT THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO COULD POSSIBLY POSE A RISK TOWARDS THE TRANS PERSON YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING DISCUSSING.

and if you think this is too much effort, reflect on the fact that the only reason this is necessary is at all is rampant cissexism and transphobia and not the person who actually has to live with all of this. If it’s difficult for you, imagine how difficult it is for the person who has to turn around and hope people give enough of a shit to try.

I rarely find good posts on how to avoid outing trans folk so this is important.

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