Cisgender people who have their pronoun set to ‘their’ on Facebook.
I realise you are probably doing it out of solidarity with non-binary transgender people and as a fxxk you to patriarchy, but what you’re actually doing is laying claim to a pronoun that we adopt out of sheer necessity and your ‘their’ minimises our dysphoria and struggles. You wouldn’t adopt an African name to show your solidarity for Black Lives Matter, so please don’t appropriate our struggle, however well intentioned.
I have since reconsidered my thoughts about this thanks to some thoughtful input from others. And it’s this: we need to move away from gendering people and things and ‘their’ is part of this. Claiming ‘their’ and using it to refer to others whose gender has not been confirmed by them is an essential part of relanguaging society in non-gendered ways. As long as people are aware of the implications of ‘their’ and have adopted it mindfully, we’re fighting the same fight, regardless of cis or trans-ness. Aluta continua ✊🏾