I'm Having Trouble with Gender Identity Pronouns
Perhaps someone can help me understand, or at least explain, the increasing use of gender identity pronouns when describing oneself.
Since December I have been following an amazing group of 'experienced Americans,' all aged 60 and over, who have launched an organization called ThirdAct.org.
Their stated mission is two-pronged:
1) stabilize the Earth's climate, and
2) stabilize American democracy.
Last evening I watched a replay of their nationwide call-in webinar from February. In a housekeeping preliminary, the group's new, young IT professional was introduced. After saying her name she said, "and my pronouns are they/she."
I had never heard that before and found it completely off-putting. What am I missing?