RilianXI wrote:I mean, I'm also a linguiphile but I don't like to have sex with languages.
Espikai wrote:RilianXI wrote:I mean, I'm also a linguiphile but I don't like to have sex with languages.
As a linguaphile myself, that made me LOL.
Allosaurus2 wrote:Eh. Labels can be useful. It's a lot easier to be able to quickly let everyone know what your preferences are than to have to try to explain it in full every time.
Zainin wrote:Yeah, I have a friend that thinks all gender pronouns and labels of sexuality should be rid of but I frankly find that to be nonsense. It's amazingly good for clarifying.
RilianXI wrote:... what good purpose do gender pronouns serve?
Zainin wrote:RilianXI wrote:... what good purpose do gender pronouns serve?
Clarifying many thoughts when put to word.
After all, I doubt any of us would really be transgendered if "she" was 100% equivalent to "he" in every way or vice versa. They are seperate thoughts and entities and should not be described with the same word. That is why, say, a transman would get offended if called a "she"- because he is not a "she" at all. But if you remove these words, there's no clear way to dictate the difference. The easiest way for me to dictate my gender, usually, is that I'm not a he nor a she- both but neither. This usually works very well. To my knowledge there is not a single language that doesn't have gendered pronouns or words that describe a speaker or target subject's gender.
Remove such things and you lead to a rather garbled mess in an already murky world of thoughts.
RilianXI wrote: We only have one word for 3rd person plural, they. It wouldn't make any communication harder. It wouldn't even stop gender roles from existing because we'd still have gendered nouns like "man" and "woman".
Ryles wrote:Also, I think that Zainin was more implying that if we didn't have gender roles and all genders were truly equal in society- we would have fewer people who need to transition or identify as anything else. Some transpeople only/primarily have social dysphoria and transition because it's the only way to be treated as they want. There are also people who are already non-op even if they wisht hey could be treated as who they are.
Zainin wrote:That's like saying that I'm racist because I think black and white people aren't 100% the same,
If you will recall, whis words were: "One small step for a white, a giant step for whitekind." This noble sentiment is anything but racist; it is simply a celebration of a glorious moment in the history of White.
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