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Should the use of 'chosen' or gender-neutral pronouns be mandatory?
The use of ‘chosen' or gender-neutral pronouns should be mandatory.
Using chosen pronouns make people feel comfortable and accepted.
Freedom of speech should not include discrimination and/or labeling. Moreover, languages evolved during the course of history, so their evolution should continue in accordance with the humanistic values that include equality.
do not have grammatical gender, in some cases not even
: so they use pronouns regardless of people's gender or sex. If some languages can function like this, there is no reason why others cannot.
This could help improve the lives of a marginalized and often discriminated group.
It allows people to decide their own identity and base their personality upon their identity rather than guidelines set by societal stereotypes.
All people have a choice to what they should be called (i.e. their names which they feel comfortable with) so pronouns should be no different.
Mandatory pronouns go against the concept of freedom of speech.
Mandating pronouns will ultimately harm pro-LGBT causes.
Compelling people to say things they don't want to say sets a dangerous precedent.
Chosen or new pronouns break traditional standards of what it means to be male/female.
New pronouns are too vague, too confusing or incorrect.
The push into gender fluidity might weaken the feminist movement.
It would be preferable but should not be legally enforced.
There is no active movement to make chosen pronouns legally mandatory for private individuals, and thus is not a concern of the people using those pronouns or activists supporting those people.
The use of gender pronouns should not be made mandatory because certain neurologically-based
may provoke confusion regarding gender pronouns.
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