Quote from Cainsson »While I agree that respect is respect, I also agree with the feeling behind his argument because we've already seen a lot of abuse of this "preferred pronouns" thing and for every Gamestop freakout where the employers realize their staff were being abused, there's a lot of people getting fired for misusing personal information that was undisclosed until it could be used against them.
There's also the fact that, like in everything LGBT, there's subsections and subgroups, including people who suffer gender dysphoria and genuinelly feel that the acceptance of a non-binary prevents them from ever truly transitioning because it's a constant reminder they had to transition, although they just want to be a HE/SHE.
The smallest minority is the individual, and while our intentions may be good, we really shouldn't be promoting such large scale societal changes as modifying language itself, and specially not with the intent of patting ourselves on the back and virtue signaling about how woke we are for it. We already have an individualized label, it's our names. If someone wants special designations they should be allowed to pursue them in their social circles, but not institutionalize their use and specially not punish their misuse or disuse.
Well spoken. Couldnt agree more.