Sunday, November 30, 2014

Queer Pronouns

Me: One of the first thing I learned about gay culture is to ask what pronoun people like
Her(pensive and confused): ....what is a pronoun?
Me: Like he/she/they. Some queer people like to go by certain pronouns. So it's polite to ask.
Her: So someone would use the word "they" for one person?
Me: Ya. Or some "women" go by "he". And some women identify as "queer" or "genderqueer" because it's more political and gender neutral. It's confusing, right? ....navigating queer culture.... I learn something new everyday

Buddhists have a saying called Beginners Mind.
It means to give yourself permission to make mistakes and learn what you don't know.
Not everything fits in a box.

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