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You are making an issue of something that was never one. I have never seen people disrespecting other people because of their gender identity. If it was ever a problem locally, you should have addressed it locally. It has spread globally now, and you keep banging against a wall despite pretty much all your users strongly telling you to stop this nonsense. ...


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I have no problem referring to one as one or they when I do not know, or wish to limit, the gender of one; these are well established neuter pronouns understood by many readers of the many English dialects. If I wish to refer to a specific gender or sexuality I'll use the most recognised pronoun available for that gender or sexuality, for the vast majority ...


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This is compelled speech and it's pathetic. Especially for sites where gender has no business being in like Stack Overflow and Cooking.


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In response to the people saying "using 'they' feels forced to a lot of us" -- of course it can. At first. I struggled with this a lot when my friends first came out as non-binary to me and requested I use they/them pronouns. I did my best, messed up a lot, and quietly corrected myself and moved on (making a big deal out of it isn't the right move). But ...


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