Thursday, February 18, 2016
You Are, Who You Are
You can’t always know what someone’s pronoun is by looking at them. Asking and correctly using someone’s personal pronoun is one of the most important ways to show your respect for a person’s gender identity. When someone is referred to with the wrong pronoun, it can make them feel disrespected or invalidated. It is a privilege to not have to worry about which pronoun someone is going to use for you based on how they perceive your gender. If you have this privilege, yet fail to respect someone else gender identity, it is not only disrespectful and hurtful, but also oppressive. So, be mindful and always ask what pronoun they/he or she may prefer. Just like you or the nickname you would like being called.
People who identify as LGBTQ are found in all occupations, professions and in all cultures. They also face discrimination at work and even in the society. Having to put your feet in their shoes for just half a day and see how much others judge them just because of their identify will open your eyes so much, just as mine have been opened. I hoped that you all have enjoyed the important information I've shared with you guys and please use it ,Thank you .