Should teachers be required to use students preferred pronouns? Why or why not?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavourite answer
No. Should I refer to your car as a boat just because you’d prefer I did? Of course not. We should refer to things as they are. The whole idea of identifying people as something they are not should go away.
If a person wants to be referred to as the opposite sex, this person should have a sex change operation and have their sex legally changed.
- JimLv 78 months ago
I prefer the pronoun (and I'm joking here):
"right-handed farm-icle semi alien quasi white black 100% hetero", and sometimes I'm more merman.
Since everyone can make up their own, we cannot expect teachers to know them all on a daily basis. It's absurd!!!
- JohnLv 48 months ago
Is today joke day? In what way do "students" set rules? Students don't set rules.
And schools don't set rules unless that whole shebang decides prison is for them.
- 8 months ago
Regardless of answer, Democrats may need to consider the question/subject carefully from a political standpoint. Because not only do the "preference" of pronouns and/or gender go too far left for a number of moderates and even those socially liberal, it's incomprehensible to a majority of the country and as a result could prove invaluable politically for Trump and Republicans in 2020. Given the unprecedented importance of next year's election, everything should be considered.
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- Anonymous8 months ago
I think so out of respect for gender neutral people
- Anonymous8 months ago
No, a boy is a boy and a girl is a girl.
- FlyInTheOintmentLv 48 months ago
Like , it and we? What are you babbling about and who cares? Is this some huge problem we have in education? What was the reason it failed you?
- AnnLv 68 months ago
I still use the words "Indians" and "Blacks." I'm not going to even remember the "students' preferred nouns" let alone use them.
- JazSincLv 78 months ago
Nope. Teachers in America should use proper American English.
- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 78 months ago
Depends on how young the student is. If he/she/it has not reached puberty then no. Teachers shouldn't be expected to reinforce a child's confusion by catering to their requests. If they are a teen and going through transition treatments, then while I wouldn't agree with it, I'd say the teacher would be forced to oblige.