Using they/them is not a political statement

There’s a recurring conversation that I want to unpack a little bit. This conversation involves cisgender people who want to experiment with using different pronoun sets and their reasons for doing so. In my opinion, there’s no clear-cut answer on whether this is problematic or not, but I do think there are motivations that are inappropriate.

Firstly, I want to affirm that pronouns do not have a gender. There are trends (example, she/her is generally related to feminine gender identity), but these trends are not law. There can be men and women (trans…