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(Changed wording a bit because I don’t think it’s fair to assume that someone who identifies as a woman will always use she/her pronouns or won’t use he/him pronouns.)
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The term '''misgendering''' means referring to somebody as if they had another [[gender identity]]. For example, using ''he/him'' pronouns for a woman who uses she/her pronouns, or other unaccepted pronouns for a [[nonbinary]] person who uses [[Gender inclusive language|inclusive]] or [[Nounself pronouns|nounself]] pronouns. This is one method [[Transphobia|transphobes]] can attack [[Transgender|transgender]] and [[Nonbinary|nonbinary]] people.
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The term '''misgendering''' means referring to somebody as if they had another [[gender identity]]. For example, using ''he/him'' pronouns for a woman who uses she/her pronouns, or other unaccepted pronouns for a [[nonbinary]] person who uses [[Gender inclusive language|inclusive]] or [[Nounself pronouns|nounself]] pronouns. This is one method [[Transphobia|transphobes]] often use to attack [[Transgender|transgender]] and [[Nonbinary|nonbinary]] people.
   
 
==Unintentional Usage==
 
==Unintentional Usage==
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==How to deal with unintentional misgendering==
 
==How to deal with unintentional misgendering==
A lot of the time, misgendering is an accident. Most of the time, the best thing to do is gently explain to the person that you use different [[pronouns]], and you would like it if they respected that. Also, to avoid unintentional misgendering, if you feel comfortable, when you meet someone, tell them your preferred pronouns right away, if possible.
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A lot of the time, misgendering is an accident. Most of the time, the best thing to do is gently explain to the person that you use different [[pronouns]], and you would like it if they respected that. Also, to avoid unintentional misgendering, if you feel comfortable when you meet someone, tell them your preferred pronouns right away, if possible.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:59, 7 June 2022

The term misgendering means referring to somebody as if they had another gender identity. For example, using he/him pronouns for a woman who uses she/her pronouns, or other unaccepted pronouns for a nonbinary person who uses inclusive or nounself pronouns. This is one method transphobes often use to attack transgender and nonbinary people.

Unintentional Usage[edit | edit source]

It is common for someone to assume another person's gender identity based on gender cues, such as their voice, hair length or style, and clothing.

How to deal with unintentional misgendering[edit | edit source]

A lot of the time, misgendering is an accident. Most of the time, the best thing to do is gently explain to the person that you use different pronouns, and you would like it if they respected that. Also, to avoid unintentional misgendering, if you feel comfortable when you meet someone, tell them your preferred pronouns right away, if possible.

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