Skip to comments.The Freedom To Choose Your Pronoun
Posted on 10/02/2011 2:10:35 PM PDT by reaganaut1
A FEW weeks ago, Katy Butler, 16, updated her status on Facebook with an enthusiastic shout-out for Google+, the social networks latest rival. Oh my God Google! I love it! I was signing up for Google+ and they asked me my gender and the choices were male, female or OTHER!!!!! Oh ya Google!
Katy, a high school junior in Ann Arbor, Mich., first encountered other as a gender option at a meeting of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQQA) in seventh grade. For those of us in the nonconforming gender community, it is great to see Google make the option more mainstream, she said.
Though Google created the other option for privacy reasons rather than as a transgender choice, young supporters of preferred gender pronouns (or P.G.P.s as they are called) could not help but rejoice. Katy is one of a growing number of high school and college students who are questioning the gender roles society assigns individuals simply because they have been born male or female.
You have to understand, this has nothing to do with your sexuality and everything to do with who you feel like inside, Katy said, explaining that at the start of every LGBTQQA meeting, participants are first asked if they would like to share their P.G.P.s. Mine are she, her and hers and sometimes they, them and theirs.
P.G.P.s can change as often as one likes. If the pronouns in the dictionary dont suffice, there are numerous made-up ones now in use, including ze, hir and hirs, words that connote both genders because, as Katy explained, Maybe one day you wake up and feel more like a boy.
Teenagers are by nature prone to rebellion against adult conventions, and as the gender nonconformity movement gains momentum among young people
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I’ve decided my pronoun shall be “LordgodKing.” Excellency for short.
Hey Slutty little girl, there are 2 genders unless you were born with parts for both. Nothing else changes that.
Katy, you ignorant 16 year old idiot child....
Who’s starting the the “I’m an it” pinglist?
stock up on sane supplies. insanity’s brewing up nasty.
does it?? really??
what is your source??? wishful thinking???
It’s worse than that:
Recap of the communist agenda for over 50 years to bring America down from within. It is brief (6-7 minutes) and IMHO well worth the time. Laid out by a young state representative who went to a communist party meeting (at the request of a friend who wanted to know what they were up to, but couldnt go himself) in the 90’s after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The acceptance of homosexuality in our culture is/was definitely on the list.
Another reason to boycott Google.
I search at famlis.com.
Yeah, how silly is that?
Ironically, using an “indeterminate” pronoun will automatically label you as, ahem, “different.” Who else will use it?
I just had a flash to an old Charles AAdams cartoon from years go.
A man(?) is standing in the waiting room of a hospital.
Several nurses are fleeing the Maternaty Ward in terror.
Obviously NOT a Science, Biology/Human Genome major.
But hey, she’s got freedom of speech! Poor thing, that’s all she’s got.
Katy, I hate to tell you this, but if you wake up “feeling like a boy” on some mornings, that’s just the result of transient shifts in your hormone levels, plus vague emotions. Your plumbing, DNA, and wiring are still female, honey. No surgical mutilation is going to make you a boy. You were born a girl and you’re going to die a girl.
As far as I know, you're born with an X or Y chromosome and you can't change it.
Anything else is just denying what you are or mental deficiency.