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    Sigh. Help me out here. A friend of mine has been 1. insisting on going by "they" and 2. calling people out when they don't use someone else's preferred pronoun.

    I asked her why she uses "they." She says she has masculine properties and therefore "she" does not apply to her. But doesn't this reinforce gender norms? This is equivalent of saying that women who have masculine traits are not true women. This seems extremely hypocritical to me. Also hypocritical: she has given birth to a child and has had vaginal sex within the last few months alone. Doesn't sound like an ambiguous or neutral person to me...

    Also, "they" is plural. There is no singular, neuter pronoun in English. "Do you know my friend Carl? They run marathons?" Shouldn't the correct conjugation be "They runs marathons?" It just doesn't work.

    It's not hard to comply with the whole pronoun thing, but it seems trendy, the people who insist upon it are often obnoxious, and worst case, they use it to start drama.

    The fact that I'm so turned off like this makes me feel like an asshole republican who thinks people choose to be gay or something like that. Am I just getting old, or is this bullshit?

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    You're overthinking this. Your friend is simply an idiot.
    I'm surrounded by console peasants

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    Well I have old fashioned views on these things and have been called a Caveman more than once.

    But....

    Shes obviously a idiot.

    Its very simple really, She is biologically a Woman. Therefore the correct term for her is “she”.

    The fact she has male traits is irrelevant.

    Women who want to be blokes are tomboys, Nothing wrong with that but she is still a Woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    You're overthinking this. Your friend is simply an idiot.
    Gohan speaks the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopstickSamurai View Post
    Gohan speaks the truth.
    I tried to multi quote every response but this is the only one that stuck

    Tell they to fuck off

    They is the reason that the democratic party has diverted from real issues and Trump won.

    Its all they's fault


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I tried to multi quote every response but this is the only one that stuck

    Tell they to fuck off

    They is the reason that the democratic party has diverted from real issues and Trump won.

    Its all they's fault
    They are the reason that the democratic party has diverted from real issues and Trump won.

    Its all their fault.

    FTFY

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    I'd ask if one of her 'male traits' is a penis.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    Tell they to fuck off


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    OK, good to know I'm not growing a Mike Pence tumor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    Tell they to fuck off

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    You can use “they” without it being plural.

    “They’re an asshole”
    “They cut me off”
    “They are the reason we are having this discussion”
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxHennersXx View Post
    You can use “they” without it being plural.

    “They’re an asshole”
    “They cut me off”
    “They are the reason we are having this discussion”
    Sure, if you want to use improper grammar...

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    To fix this you can just refer to her as 'cunt' .



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    Quote Originally Posted by fakeXsound View Post
    This seems extremely hypocritical to me.
    That's the problem with First World problems.

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    The same thing can be used when you call a girl "Dude" and they complain. You say: "You are either a dude or a bitch, if you don't pick then I will."

    dude, you're awful at this, you didn't even tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    You're overthinking this. Your friend is simply an idiot.
    This. One of the few things I agree with Jordan Peterson about is that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripredacus View Post
    The same thing can be used when you call a girl "Dude" and they complain. You say: "You are either a dude or a bitch, if you don't pick then I will."
    Is dudette no longer acceptable?

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    I believe that soon we will see that the concept of "they" and "cisgender" and all the colors of trans are ideas that were promoted by russian troll factories, kind of like China telling everyone that flouride decreases IQ of children.
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    I didn't even talk about how you live in a shack and shit in the fucking forest.
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    I mean, at least I didn't say your wife should divorce you or comment on your need to play RE while shitting or whatever else was said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    To fix this you can just refer to her as 'cunt' .
    This works too.
    I'm surrounded by console peasants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Wasabi View Post
    I believe that soon we will see that the concept of "they" and "cisgender" and all the colors of trans are ideas that were promoted by russian troll factories, kind of like China telling everyone that flouride decreases IQ of children.
    I agree with this.

    Stupidest wedge issue of all time...

    I was totally surprised to learn that cisgender has actually existed as an academic term since the nineties, but the recent transmania was no doubt pushed by the ruskies


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    I agree with this.

    Stupidest wedge issue of all time...

    I was totally surprised to learn that cisgender has actually existed as an academic term since the nineties, but the recent transmania was no doubt pushed by the ruskies
    Wedge driving is the best play. Balkanize liberals, then pick them off, one stupid interest group at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonGohan View Post
    I didn't even talk about how you live in a shack and shit in the fucking forest.
    Quote Originally Posted by SonGohan View Post
    I mean, at least I didn't say your wife should divorce you or comment on your need to play RE while shitting or whatever else was said.

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    "They" sounds like a dumbass.
    Hit detection. it's all about hit detection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Wasabi View Post
    I believe that soon we will see that the concept of "they" and "cisgender" and all the colors of trans are ideas that were promoted by russian troll factories, kind of like China telling everyone that flouride decreases IQ of children.
    Wow, never thought of that, but it would be a good strategy. Are you speculating or has this been reported?

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    I don't want to call one person "they". It sounds weird. Otherwise, i don't care.
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