It might seem tiny, but I love this little act of rebellion.
I recently started a program (can’t give more info just for anonymity purposes) and in each group, the leaders say, “Okay, so let’s think of an ice breaker question today. What’s your favorite thing about fall? Just list your name, preferred pronouns, and then answer the question. Who would like to go first?”
This is my third group and I’m the only one who has not played the stupid game of mind-numbingly chanting “she/her” or “she/they” like a zombie.
But also... this is fucking crazy — this program is entirely female. Everyone there is female. Everyone. No TIMs (thank GOODNESS).
The first thing I was asked by the intake person in this program (after my name and birth date) was “What are your preferred pronouns?” I said, “Uh...... [a bit shocked because I didn’t expect it] I’m a woman. I’m female. I’ll let you decide. I’m a radical feminist and I think gender ideology is harmful and regressive. By the way, ‘radical’ in ‘radical feminism’ doesn’t mean ‘extreme’; it means...” and I went into a slight tangent, lol. Then later I got an email back from this lady. In her email signature, I saw, “she/they” pronouns after her name, and thought to myself, “omg, now she knows I’m a terven witch 😳” lol.
Who else here has resisted pronoun bullshit and simply ignored the request like I have, or come up with another creative solution? How did it feel? Did anyone challenge you on it or anything?
Props to all y’all resisting this fucking crap!!!!! I can’t believe we are in such a crazy society where not participating in this makes me feel proud... where compelled speech has become the norm.
“Remember, resist. Do not comply.” — Andrea Dworkin