Anonymous asked: I have a question about pronouns. When someone wants to be called them/they/their, does that replace the "you" pronouns or the "he/she" pronouns? Or both? Just so I can use them correctly.
As far as I am aware, the word “you”, a second person pronoun, wouldn’t change because it isn’t gendered or even numbered in standardized English. In English you can be any gender and any number. It can refer to you as one person (of any kind of gender) or you as many people. For instance “you in attendance today” when speaking to a crowd at a gathering.
So, I’d continue using “you” if you need to. I haven’t seen any discussion of “you” being problematic.
Pronouns generally tend to refer to the third person pronouns in English which are gendered and numbered.
However, if any person asks you specifically not to use “you”, then please, respect their wishes. That’s the point of the entire discussion surrounding pronouns. Respecting the identity and wishes of each person when it comes to how they’re referred to.
Hope this helps.