I have edited my email signature at work to include my preferred pronouns: she/her. I guess those will do. There’s no pronoun for menopaused women. I should identify as Post-she. Ante-her. Semi-him?
It seems odd to have done that, given that I don’t remember encountering any person at work who identifies as “they”, but perhaps they will feel more comfortable seeing my she/her.
I did recently rephrase a noun-verb disagreement with “he or she” and was chastised and educated on the non-pluralism of “they.” Fine with me. He or she was tiresome.
All this made me think of Eddie Izzard, and I re-watched Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, Cake or Death, Executive Transvestite, Ciao, just genius.
I wondered what he’s been doing lately and it seems “he’s” been changing his pronouns to she/her, she’s even calling back to Dress to Kill, saying she feels more “girl mode” now.
That’s why I feel odd adding my pronouns to my email signature, I’m not gender-fluid, I’m gender-stagnant.
All I remembered was cake or death at first. After menopause it’s all cake or death.