Pronouns in Profiles

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A good pronoun field should…

Things to avoid

  • Never attempt to compute, predict, or estimate this field based on other information. Don’t use a default. Don’t populate it based on a “gender” or “sex” field elsewhere.
  • This field should not be mandatory. If someone declines to specify pronouns, nothing should be displayed. (Declining to enter pronouns doesn’t mean that just any pronouns will do, just like declining to enter a birth date doesn’t mean a person was never born or that all days are their birthday.)

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