ok listen it’s really nifty that “say your name and pronouns” is getting to be a thing in queer spaces but. lets talk about the etiquette for that if u are cis because i think maybe we should lay it bare, just so we’re all on the same page.
inappropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns
- “i don’t care about pronouns/you can call me whatever”*
- “call me whatever you think i am”
- [pronoun joke]
- “i’m a guy/lady”
- [anything about being cis]
appropriate things to say when asked for your pronouns
- your goddamn pronouns
*trans+ folks with no pronoun preference exist and u are beautiful twinkling diamonds shine on, friend, shine on
also: please don’t say “masculine pronouns” or “feminine pronouns”, just say the pronouns!