a monster described to me by a four year old. it eats trees. its afraid of music. it carries a bag of bad carrots and steals human feet. it can hear without ears. it wears light up shoes and is always mad because one of them doesn’t work
"Very important. General rule for English speakers - if you don’t do it in the human context, don’t do it in the nonhuman context.
Just make a little effort to say “she or he” or “her or him” if you don’t know the sex. It’s a little effort with a very important social message.
Nonhuman animals are *persons*, not *things*. Therefore, we should refer to a nonhuman animal as a “she” or “he,” never as an “it.””
Post like these are why I wish for a Third World War.
A heavy dose of war and misery stamps out pissbaby man child bullshit like this.
TBH i have this as a policy for my own speech patterns but it’s mainly to reinforce ‘they’ as a gender-neutral singular since i almost never know the sex of an animal unless i know them personally
i would never try to enforce that language on anyone because that’s stupid as fuck but i agree with keeping language the same as human context
- The Truth Behind Sonic the Hedgehog
The Truth Behind Sonic the Hedgehog