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What are my pronouns? An Optimality-Theoretic Account ☞

My pronouns in any given situation are the ones that will:

  1. Minviol: Minimize my chances of being a target of violence
  2. Mindiscrim: Minimize any discrimination I might face
  3. Maxrespect: Show me the most respect
  4. Flat: Flatter me
  5. Align(pro, clothes): Fit with what I’m wearing
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  1. Hi Andrea, big fan of your writing! I need some advice though. My friend runs a women’s shelter (trans inclusive she is no TERF) but is worried some men will lie about their gender identity to enter. Is there a good way for her to verify the people entering, to make sure they are women?

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