put pronouns in your self description and you pretty much suck

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2022 May 7, 6:37pm   1,050 views  16 comments

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it seriously never fails. never.

pronouns in name and bio remain undefeated as a predictor of of being a censorious, oppressive authoritarian.

i have never seen a community so thoroughly and gleefully badge themselves as irrational and toxic.

put pronouns in your self description and you pretty much suck.

i don’t think it’s a coincidence.

i think it’s the manifestation of a pathology.

foremost, it shows a need to performatively demonstrate allegiance to the victim cults of the woke and noisy. here is my identify! see it! praise it! accept my alliance and validate my otherwise bereft and hollow sense of self!

these are the sorts of semi-NPC automatons that have ceased to be “people with ideas” and chosen rather to “be their ideas” as a substitute for cultivating any sort of nuanced selfhood. agitariat. ideology as identity. it’s an attractive proposition for the otherwise empty.

what makes this particular manifestation so pernicious is the intersection of such identiology with just what ideas like “demanding proper pronouning” mean.

these pronouns are rarely issued as suggestions. they are demands.

i have decided this about me and i require you to comply.

implicit in this stipulation is an aggressive narcissistic assumption: that you must conform YOUR sense of my identity to MY sense of my identity.

deciding who you seek to be is all well and good, but when you step over the line into feeling entitled to dictate that others agree with your conception and join in the validation of it, what could be more inherently authoritarian?

i get to decide who you see me as.

those are some serious bossypants. ...

why would an an obviously identifiable male like dr tom seek to ensure being called “he/him”?

i suspect the reason is this:

they did not go into it for the identity.

they went into it for the bullying.

their alliance is tactical.

... i will speak. you must listen.

... adopting pronouns in your bio that would have been the default used for you over 1000 years is not about carving out space for yourself, it’s about carving strips off other people. ...

folks like this do not become horrible authoritarian thugs because they want pronoun justice.

they wrapped themselves in the convenient flag of aggrievement alliance because they were horrible authoritarian thugs already and saw an opportunity act on it.

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3   Undoctored   2022 Aug 29, 8:19pm  

If you want to clarify your gender of reference, why not just put Mr or Ms in your bio? If you truly require pronouns beyond the ones God has ordained for man and woman (see the King James Bible, Genesis 2:21-23), fine put them in your bio so we know to include your full name in our prayers, but otherwise never speak of you.
7   Patrick   2023 Mar 22, 4:25pm  

And they will try to force you to comply with their demand to deny reality. They will try to get you fired, like they tried with Dr. Jordan Peterson. They will try to change the law.

Anyone with pronouns in his or her description really does suck.
8   Patrick   2023 Mar 22, 9:09pm  


Say No to Pronouns
And yes to reality. ...

Activists claim that playing the pronoun game is just a way to be polite and inclusive. I disagree. I believe that this ostensibly benign practice is really about forcing people to conform to a regressive set of ideas — gender ideology — that’s upending age-old verities and harming society by sexualizing children and dramatically curtailing freedom of speech and thought. To understand why, one must be familiarized with gender ideology’s dogma. ...

When asked for your pronouns, decline.6 Nobody has pronouns. The concept is inherently illogical. You can’t “have” a pronoun any more than you can have any other word. Pronouns aren’t things to be owned. They’re not accessories. They’re parts of speech, and you don’t get to coopt language to serve your pet ideologies. ...

To bend the knee is to legitimize this regressive set of beliefs that forces a subjective and manipulable view of one person’s self to become a defining reality for everyone else. Far from an innocuous act signaling support for inclusion, playing the pronoun game serves as an implicit endorsement of gender ideology and all of its radical tenets.

These ideologues need to be reminded that there are no “personal truths.” There is only reality, and it exists independent of our wishes to the contrary.
9   socal2   2023 Oct 19, 4:24pm  

Booger says

This woman is saying what everyone is thinking:

For sure.

I instantly trash resumes of people with pronouns in their bios. I appreciate that these people are self-identifying and saving me a lot of trouble down the road.
10   Patrick   2023 Oct 19, 5:39pm  

Thank you for this public service @socal2 !
11   Patrick   2024 Feb 16, 3:00pm  


Recently, a heart-wrenching story went viral which inadvertently revealed a great deal about the patient “advocacy” industry.

Briefly, this video focuses on Fran, a 90 year-old woman who had spent 60 years of her life continually volunteering for the national Multiple Sclerosis Society and multiple MS supports groups because her (now deceased husband) had MS and had received numerous accolades over the years for her exemplary service. Recently this 90-year-old noticed people were starting to put pronouns after their names, didn’t understand why this was being done and then asked someone to explain it to her (but was confused by the explanation(. A few days later she was notified that she needed to leave the organization because she was “not inclusive” and therefore she was violating the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) standards of the organization.

After I heard about this, my immediate thought was “wow, that’s really mean.”

This story has gone viral, and individuals who learned of it are typically stating one or more of the following:

•The National MS Society is a reprehensible organization.

•The National MS Society’s priorities have become political rather than to help individuals with MS.

Since then, the organization chose to internally double-down on that decision and then publicly reaffirmed that decision, their president has stepped down, and its page listing the non-profit’s board of directors was also recently taken down. As best as I can tell, a large boycott is forming against the organization and this decision will ultimately cost them a lot of money.
13   Ceffer   2024 Mar 10, 11:39am  

"You're not important enough to tell me how I am supposed to talk to you."

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