Asking people to share pronouns should be framed as an invitation rather than a requirement, and never as “preferred pronouns.” It’s important to recognize that while you might feel comfortable and safe sharing your pronouns, others in the community might not. Just as you would never assume someone’s name before meeting them, you should also not assume their pronouns.
- Recent work related to gender equity and inclusivity: Guidelines, survey options, and pronouns
- GLSEN pronoun guide
Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) CSCCE Glossary: Inclusive Language in Community Building. Woodley, Pratt, Bakker, Bertipaglia, Dow, El Zein, Kuwana, Lower, Roca, and Santistevan doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5718783