bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,

Spiritual Meme Question Two.

2-- detailed thoughts and feelings on a person requiring others to use pronouns for them such as bun/bunself, fae/faeself, and other uncommon choices.

Actually, even though i had never heard or seen these words. i have a general idea of what the prompt wants.  We are discovering an incredible variety of human beings who do not fit into the traditional categores of male, female, or hermaphrodite, straight, bi-. or gay, etc.

There are three guidelines: 1)speak to and about oneself and others kindly and accurately and don't speak when silence is the better option. 2) people have a right to choose their own labels and reject any label imposed by others unless they have genuinely earned some epithet like "greedy seed of midas" or "serial killer' 3) If i want to communicate with you, i will choose a language and a phraseology that you are comfortable with; if you want to communicate with me you must use a language that i can understand.

I do not always live by these guidelines as i should, but i try.  People confused about their identity do not need me adding to the confusion by "calling them names."

One thing about euphemisms.  Often changing a label produces no change in the social system. the culture, or the minds of people.  Anyone who tries to change their labels in order to avoid oppression may soon find that oppression chasing after the new label.

To be more direct, i would be sympathetic and as accomodating as possible but privately consider those particular pronouns a bit silly.

Writing prompts: only ones that would be hard for you to answer please! {FULL!} - the eclectic ecstasy of an ecphorizing eccentric
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