>>352532>But some people really appreciate being asked first. It's a courteous thing to do.Some
people for sure do, but i would guess most
people wouldn't, and thats the issue. You want to make something the "norm" to cater to a very very small percentage of the population.
Do this, go to an inner city bar, strike up a conversation, and then ask that person what gender they are, im sure it will go over fantastic and all your teeth will be right where they belong.
If its "not a big deal" that everyone
inquire about each others gender just to spear the feelings of a fraction of a percent of the population, then why isnt it a "big deal" that the person who has the pronoun that no ones ever heard of just clarify they have a special circumstance?
I think if this point is pushed, especially now, it will do more harm than good trying to gain acceptance, because no one is going to do that for you and honestly it comes off as a pretty selfish request.
I think im a lot more open, accepting, tolerant and empathetic to this than the average person, so i highly doubt you're going to get the average joe to just start asking the gender of people they meet any time in your lifetime without forcing it down the barrel of a gun by making it law, and if you push for that (which im not saying you are) you will never have equality and always be the "other".
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