“(Reblogged from aqueerafoot)
Would I rather embarrass someone by correcting them when they use the wrong pronoun, or remain silent and take the rage out on myself? Why am I more comfortable correcting someone on a stage in front of a crowd than I am when I’m having a conversation with just a friend or two? Should I write my pronoun on my forehead? Attach it as a signature to all of my emails? If people are still calling me “she”, do I still want to be their friend? Are they going to accuse me of over-reacting? Am I ready to lose friends over this? Why do people refuse to use my chosen pronoun when they know my story? Are they worried they might sound silly when they say it, that they might have to explain it to their friends who might not yet understand? Do they think I’m making this up just to make their lives more complicated? Do they think they don’t need to change their language because they knew me “back when I was still a girl”?