Friday, June 23, 2017

This Pronoun Nonsense

Incidentally, how is the following not protected speech:
          Jenner is male; therefore he is a man
   It's not libelous--Jenner is male. And, of course, (given that he's obviously an adult) it follows that he's a man.
   Furthermore, there's no doubt about the lexicographical / semantic facts: 'he,' 'his,' etc. refer to males (humans and animals).
   Jeez, I really do feel like I woke up in Invasion of the Backbone Snatchers. But in this version, there are only a small number of pod people, and they just walk around shrieking that everybody needs to get in a pod or their raaaaaaaacist!!!! And everybody's all like Well, okay...
   So...will it also be mandated that we must call ordinary, non-"transgender" males 'he'?
   Of course I'll be demanding that people use my new favorite pronouns pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis's, etc...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My preferred pronoun is Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. If you don't know what that is, educate yourself.

(Actually, seriously do. It's really funny.)

8:31 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

I prefer to be referred to as 'his magesty' in the third person or 'your magesty' in the second.
Anything else is lese mageste.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Spencer said...

I don't know if this post is a follow up thought from your post about the OCR letter, but I don't think anything in the OCR letter would prevent you from uttering that statement in class about B/K Jenner. (Barring some weird context where s/he has Billy Madisonned his way back into middle school and doing so creates a hostile environment for B/KJ.)

10:01 PM  

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