UCSF flaunts gender pronoun stickers for those 'not sure'

  • UCSF is offering gender pronoun stickers to help faculty and students determine the preferred gender pronouns for people they've "just met."
  • The university says the stickers will help those who are "not sure" of another's preferred gender pronoun.

The University of California in San Francisco uses pronoun stickers to help faculty and students determine the gender of those whom they have "just met" and those for whom they are "not sure" of the correct gender pronoun. 

"As a university that recognizes and appreciates diversity, UCSF strives to create an inclusive environment for all of our community members," UCSF states on its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center web page

"These stickers aim to reduce instances of misgendering and to make it easier for you to know which pronouns to use for someone you just met..."   

"It is important to offer opportunities for all members to share their gender pronouns in settings where they are asked to introduce themselves," the school adds. "Whether you are working with a colleague, peer, or patient – we want to allow for everyone to specifically indicate their pronouns so each individual feels safe navigating UCSF."

The university displays a sample name tag showing a "she, her, hers," pronoun sticker example.  

[RELATED: College lists 'ne,' 've,' 'ey' as gender neutral pronouns]

"These stickers aim to reduce instances of misgendering and to make it easier for you to know which pronouns to use for someone you just met, especially if you are not sure about their correct gender pronouns," UCSF states. 

Kennesaw State University LGBT Resource Center has issued a pamphlet of gender-neutral pronouns. UC-Davis' LGBTQIA Resource Center has produced a resource informing students of eight different gender-neutral pronouns. Similarly, the Bryn Mawr College Inclusion Center has offered a pamphlet listing "it" as a pronoun. 

[RELATED: College includes 'it' among gender-neutral pronouns]

The University of California in San Francisco did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.

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