[tor-project] Proposal for the people page: Pronouns

Nick Mathewson nickm at freehaven.net
Sat May 19 01:16:53 UTC 2018

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 8:40 PM, teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 May 2018, at 09:32, Damian Johnson <atagar at torproject.org> wrote:
> Hi Matt. My only concern (as the maintainer of that page) is that it doesn't
> get cluttered. If folks would find pronouns useful, someone leads the effort
> to get 'em all,
> Pronouns are optional, so there's no need to get them all.
> If it's easier to do a group update, we can start collecting a list, wait a
> week, and then do the change.
> and comes up with a tasteful way of displaying them then feel free!
> Are there any options folks will want besides: he, her, or they?
> Some people use other preferred pronouns.
> Here are some examples of other preferred pronouns:
> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-person_pronoun#Summary
> If it's a narrow enumeration like that then I wonder if we can do something
> iconic (with the Twitter and gpg links).
> There are no standard icons for pronouns. The male and female symbols ♂ and
> ♀ are used in medicine. (Using them would be confusing and problematic.)
> There is no standard symbol for "they".
> It really is best if we spell it out:
> * they/them/their
> * she/her
> * he/him/his
> * e/em/eir
> If that's too long, we could show the common form ("they"), with a tooltip
> for the other inflections ("they/them/their").

I've seen some free software projects include links to various pages
on https://pronoun.is/ , like https://pronoun.is/he .  So we could
have eg <a href="https://pronoun.is/she" class="pronoun">she</a> to
keep the layout simple, if that proves necessary.

It allows custom stuff, like

The site is AGPL3, if we consider it critical to self-host. :)


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