{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Does anyone understand why people list all three gender pronouns (e.g., she/her/hers) when one (she) would convey the intent? What am I missing?", "post_id": "5f3c9d23fc6581001a56125e", "reply_count": 55, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

Does anyone understand why people list all three gender pronouns (e.g., she/her/hers) when one (she) would convey the intent? What am I missing?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

For people with names from other countries, it can be difficult for Americans or anyone not familiar to know what pronoun to use. A very simple example for you could be the name Taylor or Jordan as both genders commonly use the name. I’ve seen this used more often working with individuals from APAC. Hopefully this clears your confusion

like

@op
For now, that is. It is a wacky world we live in and I would hardly be surprised if it becomes acceptable for people to identify as male when referred to in the subjective case, female in the objective, and some other pronoun in the possessive.

Perhaps they would even vary depending on circumstances?

Honestly, normalizing pronouns in signatures has given me the courage to come out as non-binary in the workplace. I’ve really appreciated everyone who took the time to include their pronouns and I’ve noticed it’s mostly junior staff. I see you leadership 👁👄👁

likeupliftinghelpfulfunny
Recent IconRecent

Why use few word when many word do trick?

likefunnysmart

LOL

I’ve thought about putting she/him/theirs just to confuse people

likefunny

My understanding is that it normalizes sharing the three main types of pronouns for people who use nontraditional pronouns (e.g., ze/zir) and therefore need to list all three because most people aren't accustomed to them.

likesmart

Google is your friend, C5. (...A less snarky reply would be that ze/zir are gender neutral pronouns that some non-binary people use. There are other nontraditional pronouns that people may use depending on where they fall on the gender continuum.)

She/her/him/your honor/zzz/potato

likefunnyuplifting

Ugg, get woke. I’m so triggered by this post. I’ll be in my safe space.

likefunny

Clearly you hate trans people!

funnylike

I don’t get this either. What is it supposed to convey?

like

I also don’t understand for physicians she/her/dr. If you’re obviously a doctor, why would you need to put that redundantly in your signature?

like

Because doctors have egos and need to remind you at every turn that they are, in fact, a doctor

like

They’re just different forms of the gender pronoun. She (subject), her (object), hers (possessive).

like

PwC are you calling women... objects....

I, me, mine.

like

I don't understand why 3 versions but I believe why heterosexual/ binary gender/cis people are joining the movement is to normalize the use of pronouns to identify oneself. We hear about trans woman or man but rarely refer to someone as cis woman or man. From what I've seen, the non-use of cis creates a potential inequality of what is "normal." My apologies to the LGBTQ+ community if this is not fully accurate.

like

I think she vs hers COULD be different... Yeah... Maybe

But her vs hers, the difference is the S on the end, not big. So they should be the same for sure and quite redundant

M/B/B/D.

DBBM (pronounced Dab em) (fetch / fetcher / fetches)

Post Photo
likefunny

Related Posts

So you think your firm actually does a good job of fostering Diversity & Inclusivity or are we all just playing ourselves ?

like

Have been getting hit up by places about great jobs I’m excited about, but they happen to be at places with known diversity problems. I can’t shake that feeling that they’re talking to me because I’m a POC and they need to diversify, not necessarily because of my experience and skill set. Anyone have advice of how to fight that feeling? Other advice?

like

You want to talk about diversity and inclusion, Tim? Can we please have tampons and pads available in the ladies room?

like

Dating app question: If you’re in a relationship out of an app, specify city, app used, & time in relationship. If single, specify gender, city, app, length of time on app, & your main issue with apps

like

Does anyone have recommendations on a good special educator podcast? I’m looking for something that I can get great ideas on teaching or inclusion strategies from. Thanks!

like

Should diversity really out-weight experience and education in the hiring process? Thoughts?

likehelpful

At your firm, how would you say internal initiatives/ ENGs are split by gender? Flipping through some of ours, I’m seeing the majority are women. How can we get men more involved?

like

Whats the demographic of this bowl? Curious after seeing the advice on here: age and gender

like

Anybody wanna share their age, gender, and how they got started in trading options?

like
like

I heard Accenture just created an all gender bathroom in their NYC office. That could make work/life balance more interesting 😬

like

I’ve been feeling incredibly frustrated at the lack of follow through and systemic change that our industry promises over and over. Remember the black squares? Remember the Commit to Change initiative? Remember all your favorite agencies talking loud about racial and gender equality?

So instead of punching the wall I’ve been stepping up my random acts of kindness.
I saw an old man with only one functional leg and arm, struggling with groceries. I carried them to his apartment 2 blocks away...

like

As a gender-conforming hetero-normative neuro-typical cis-gender woman of a certain age, I feel completely superfluous.

funnylike

For those of you who work at agencies with a dedicated D&I specialist/chief diversity officer/HR rep, do you feel that their efforts make a difference in the workplace?

likehelpful

Thoughts on casting— diversity matters. Representing the population who is your target audience matters. Getting your core message across matters. What are the conversations happening around casting a family and how to be respectful, smart and anti-racist during this process?

like

Is it to our advantage to check off Female in the EEO surveys of job apps given many companies are implementing diversity initiatives and actively trying to hire more women? I usually just say Don’t wish to answer.

like

Convergence & Diversity: Opportunities For Disruption In Marketing & Entertainment - join

Post Photo
like

Any ideas/suggestions on how to go about forming a diversity committee at a mid size regional law firm? I expect it would be met with some amount of resistance. Thanks!

like

Help! I'm a Sped teacher (ELA inclusion) that comes home to a High Functioning Autistic 9 yr old with ADHD and a slew of sensory issues that has sworn off soap 🤢. I've made visual check list for bathroom processes, bought timers, tried different bars and body washeds with net sponges, towels and even invested in a pricey showerhead with multiple settings. His set of needs are out of my wheel house. I need suggestions before I just pack up and move out *sarcasm but at the end of my rope*.

like

Additional Posts

Salary renegotiation question:
I left my previous company for an associate level position at Booz, but shortly after orientation, I found out that position wasn’t as described and is unfortunately not a good fit for me. I’ve been on standby for a week and a senior version of the same position I was hired for popped up that they would like me to fill. Since my offer letter that I accepted had a specific position named along with the salary, would I be out of line for asking for more money?

like

What’s the best dry shampoo to use while on the road?

like

Out of the blue, a manager at my company sends out an email to the entire team saying that he needs access to the full details of our calendars so that he can hijack our meetings. Is this normal behavior?

like

Would you recommend working for your firm to a friend?

like

Got rejected after R1 at BCG. How likely is it to be invited to interview again after the waiting period?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal