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Should a male be referred to as “she” if that’s what he prefers?

And vice versa

  • Best Answer

    I flat out refuse to knowingly lie. Decent people shouldn't insist that I lie. You are male, or female. The decision was made before you were born. Live with it. If you dress in woman's clothes and have a baritone voice and a beard,l am calling you "he" or "sir" Furthermore, a dress doesn't allow you to terrorize innocent women and young girls in the woman's bathroom.

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    Lv 7 3 weeks ago 35 30
  • Other Answer
  • I flat out refuse to knowingly lie. Decent people shouldn't insist that I lie. You are male, or female. The decision was made before you were born. Live with it. If you dress in woman's clothes and have a baritone voice and a beard,l am calling you "he" or "sir" Furthermore, a dress doesn't allow you to terrorize innocent women and young girls in the woman's bathroom.

    Homeschool produces winners 3 weeks ago 35 30
  • Yeah, definitely. If it's what that person prefers, why be a jerk and not respect their wishes?

    I know in the lesbian community, butches sometimes prefer he/him or they/them pronouns bc they don't feel as connected to feminity/womanhood. I know there's a lot of gay men who prefer she/her, but I'm not as verse as to why.

    The problem isn't people preferring pronouns that go against the status quo, the problem is closed-minded people who don't respect people's wishes.

    Alli 2 weeks ago 9 2
  • He not a she that’s stupid.

    YahooAnswersMEEM. 2 weeks ago 3 15
  • born male, die male, born female, die female, change gender the above still applies. and emma can join those that choose gender fluid over Gods love

    Anonymous 3 weeks ago 14 20
  • Sure.  However, the male who wishes to be referred to as 'she' should expect some errors in pronoun reference, both when first meeting someone and at other random times (because humans aren't infallible), and not have a meltdown over it.

    Duck 3 weeks ago 15 6
  • I would say 100% yes, especially in our modern society it's become somewhat socially accepted to have preferences, however looking through the answers to this question some people argue that it can be confusing or 'incorrect' but if a so called transgender male wishes to be referred to as a 'she' when they physically haven't made feminine alterations it can be confusing but the individual is aware, they know they have a male anatomy and they know that they may not look 'female' and that's a choice made on their part not to have surgeries done. I also think it's okay to call them a 'he' if they haven't told you their preferences but you should always respect someone's identity no matter what your beliefs are.

    Aria 3 weeks ago 14 18
  • Imagine arriving at a hospital having abdominal pain, you’re a guy but call yourself a woman. Well there is a lot of test that women specifically get for abdominal pain. Test that you would not need as a male and now you’re paying for it. And if it is a life threat it is only delaying treatment 

    Michael 3 weeks ago 15 10
  • A male will always be a male. All the make-up and fake boobs in the world will never make him a "she".

    e9601: 3 weeks ago 31 20
  • No, facts matter. 

    What if you humor the nonsense and others actually believe that the individual is biologically a female? Well now you just pushed a false narrative that mislead someone all because of bogus pronoun use. 

    Bill 3 weeks ago 19 11
  • Etiquette dictates you refer to a person to how he or she prefers to, so yes although when in doubt, like when not clear, obvious or dictated to, speaking in a biological sense shouldn't count against you and damned those who make it a political issue.

    keerok 3 weeks ago 12 13