As a total addict of Twitter, I was interested to see a CNN article about the use of gender neutral language by Twitter users. It’s something I’ve thought about quite a bit; the deliberate misuse of pronouns is one of the hallmarks of cissexism and a commonly used form of not-so-subtle oppression.
I wrote on the same subject last year and, on revisiting my post, my views haven’t really changed that much.
I’m not sure the CNN piece actually adds anything new to the debate; and the use of appropriate pronouns is, from where I’m sitting, nothing more or less than a trans 101 subject. I – and I imagine many others – would simply rather be asked, if anyone is confused about which pronouns, etc, to use.