I believe the language of this sentence should be amended slightly:
- Do not use the term ‘preferred pronouns’ as this implies that they are somehow not real or that they are optional to use. Simply use ‘pronouns’.
The intended meaning, as I understand it, is that an transgender individual or character with a single set of pronouns should not have their pronouns referred to as "preferred pronouns". Which is obviously correct.
However, there are circumstances when the phrase is perfectly appropriate, namely individuals of characters who use several sets of pronouns interchangeably but may indeed have a primary set of "preferred" pronouns. (For example, a non-binary person who prefers to use neopronouns but is also fine with people defaulting to "they/them".) The wording of the sentence I quoted does not seem to account for this; it should, I think, be tweaked for clarity. Scrooge MacDuck (talk) 19:40, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
So why there wasn't an announcement over this? —This unsigned comment is by Fraudulent Businessman (wall • contribs) 18:46, 21 September 2021 (UTC). Please sign your comments by adding "~~~~" in source editor.