also if you aren’t 100% certain of someone’s gender, use they/them pronouns so that you don’t misgender them and look like an asshole! thanks
It’s incorrect to use they/them because that would be referring to multiple people instead of one. Use he/she because it’s grammatically correct when you’re referring to a single person.
that isn’t true
you could say “they are looking really wonderful tonight, they must have put on makeup” or something like that, and it would still refer to a singular person
why do people insist on saying that they can’t be singular, it’s used that way all the fucking time
because the elements of style says so, and prescriptivist nerds still cling to it as their bible while refusing to understand how language actually works
i think i figured out an analogy that will help cishet men understand inequality
okay if you only jack off with your right hand then that arm will be more muscular than your left. so you notice that and try switching off your hands equally, but your right arm is still stronger than your left. the solution is to give your right hand a break and only work it with your left.
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party fought against the white supremacist South African state in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.