some people prefer non-gendered pronouns. yes, i know it’s plural. no, there isn’t a better option. and yes, you have to do it, even if it’s “hard for you”. you know what’s harder? being a non-gender conforming person in a world that sees gender as a black and white division and that is full of assholes who refuse to take a TINY step to make people around them more comfortable.
sure, you might not understand that person’s motivations, and sure, it might be a tiny bit annoying for you to have to be conscious of your pronoun use in conversation until you get used to it, but it makes a big difference to that person. so why don’t you just fucking do it, and stop being such a little jerk? thank you.— a conversation i have to have way too fucking often when i ask people to use “they/them/their” to refer to friends of mine who prefer non-gendered pronouns. (via malloreigh)