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My own current explanation of my pronoun preference: As a radical feminist since I became aware of radical feminism in about 1981, I have, for most of my life, identified with women. Only recently I have begun to feel I have the right to identify as a woman (and genderqueer, both of which I owe to the struggles of trans activists.) Since I continue to look and sound like a man, I am generally presumed male and benefit from male privilege. I don't use women's restrooms, not wanting to make other women uncomfortable. I have just begun (2020) to mark myself female on official forms, but do not want to take advantage of any special programs or recognition won by women in our centuries-old struggles against misogyny, patriarchy, and sexism.

: She/Her/Hers

From mypronouns.org: A person who goes by "she" could actually be a man, a woman, both, neither, or something else entirely. The pronoun itself does not necessarily indicate gender, even though culturally "she" tends to be associated with women.


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