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Identity Politics

He, She or They?

My wife and I just paid our annual dues at a Jewish liberal group. New to the form was a request that include our “pronouns.” I think the choices were He, She, or They,.  I guess It is out?

OK, I see that people have all kinds of rights to choose an identity, but the choices seem to me to be rather limited.  Why can I not put down that I a Jeffersonian?  Or that my proudest ancestry, shown by my DNA, si to the Cro Magnons in France who painted the Lascaux cave?  What if I want to identify as Black like Rachel Dolazel?

Seriously, if I know you prefer a pronoun other than the one implied by your appearance, just let me know. As for me, your guess, whatever it may be, will not offend me.


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