Why do Pronouns Matter?
The importance of pronouns goes beyond their role in streamlining language. Pronouns are also important because they can be used to express a person's gender identity, which is a fundamental aspect of their identity. When someone uses a pronoun to refer to someone else, it can affirm that person's gender identity and help create a sense of belonging and validation.
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of using the correct pronouns for individuals who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming. Using the correct pronouns can show respect and support for individuals who may have experienced discrimination or marginalization due to their gender identity. Conversely, using incorrect pronouns can be hurtful and invalidating to someone's identity. Therefore, it is important to take pronouns seriously and use them correctly.
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Cam Mizeracki, DC