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Old 06-23-2021, 08:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by iamgrilledcheese View Post
Non-binary folks go by they and aren't a lady or a gentleman
Thanks, Grilled Cheese. I saw this, but didn’t have time to respond.

The thing is, non-binary is a vague identifier, and there’s no phrase that satisfies a spectrum completely, language being a clarifying tool.

Say you address a group by “hello everyone” to avoid any issues, you’re not actually acknowledging their non-binary identity that is somewhere different on the spectrum from the next person, you’re bypassing it completely for something they can’t deny, which is their personhood. If the argument is lack of inclusivity regarding gender identity, it kind of breaks down, bc gender identity is no longer the focus.
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