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Is there a push, in the United States, to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns (when they are given)?

Pronouns are a thing, but they aren’t the thing for the most part. They’re about simple interpersonal communication and respect (it’s no big deal to make a mistake, it’s pretty insulting to adamantly ...
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Why is "Equal Pay for Equal Work" regulation controversial?

"women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men" "You're gonna make the same if you do as good a job." These statements are controversial because they are ...
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Is there a push, in the United States, to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns (when they are given)?

Yes, but as a small part of the larger US culture wars The push to use gender neutral pronouns, or to insist that people must use the pronouns that they are explicitly told to use or face ostracism ...
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Do European politicians typically put their pronouns on their social media pages?

Do European politicians typically do this too (Emphasis mine) Politicians who sport a pronoun in their profile are not typical in the US. I'm struggling to imagine how they might be more common in ...
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What do British people think about female-only carriages on trains?

A YouGov poll of 2948 people conducted in August 2017 gives: It has been suggested that trains should have women-only carriages. Which of the following comes closest to your view? Good idea - women ...
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Why has SPD voted against the gender self-determination law in 2021?

May 2021 – when this vote was held – was before the most recent general election which took place in September 2021. At this time, the SPD formed a coalition government with the CDU/CSU. You can ...
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Are countries other than the US concerned about pronouns and how they relate to gender?

There are movements for gender-inclusive language in almost every language that has grammatical gender, though the extent and favored solutions differ in each. Wikipedia has a long document discussing ...
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Why, according to the UN, "gender-biased abortion" is against human rights but "abortion in general" is not?

"Unborn baby" is not a protected characteristic and hence the "unborn" cannot be discriminated against. Many would argue that the "unborn" are not legally persons and as ...
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Why is the gender pay gap quoted at 20% even though it's lower when controlling for variables?

What this question seems to ask is why the unadjusted gender pay gap is often cited (which just compares the national average incomes of men and women) when we also have an adjusted gender pay gap ...
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Is there a country or state which issues gender free ID cards?

The German identity card doesn't have gender information. It is neither in the human readable part of the card, and in the machine readable code, the gender character is "<" for "...
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Do European politicians typically put their pronouns on their social media pages?

Interesting question. I compiled a partial answer for Sweden. Swedish is rather similar to English with regards to pronouns and genders. I assumed that if there where any pronouns on twitter pages ...
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How do anti-feminists and anti-woke people define feminism?

The fundamental misunderstanding in the question is that the question defines feminism as an idea, whereas the authors of videos like those in the question are referring to the modern political ...
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Is there a push, in the United States, to use gender-neutral language and gender pronouns (when they are given)?

Those are two separate issues, so my answer will try to address them in two parts. Gender neutral language Gender neutral language is less of an issue in English, as it's not a very gendered language ...
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Why is Canada's bill C-16 believed to be legislating pronoun use?

There is no factual basis for the claim that incorrect pronoun use will lead to negative consequences. The bill does two things: It adds gender identity or expression as protected classes under the ...
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Is there a country or state which issues gender free ID cards?

A few examples: The Iranian national identity card does not record gender or sex, and must be applied for by all citizens aged 15 and over. The Iranian identity booklet, does contain gender ...
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How do anti-feminists and anti-woke people define feminism?

First, some feminists do, arguably, hate men. Andrea Dworkin comes to mind - this is a lady who allegedly even refused to talk with male attendees - presumably "allies" - at her talks. Not ...
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In the US, are there laws that discriminate against men the same way as in other countries?

In principle, the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution "mandates that individuals in similar situations be treated equally by the law" (Wikipedia's phrasing, ...
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Does any government except Canada advocate gender neutral language?

This has been the policy of the UK Government with respect to legislation drafting for over a decade. On March 8th 2007, then Leader of the House of Commons Jack Straw issued a written ministerial ...
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Do European politicians typically put their pronouns on their social media pages?

Warning - Polish-centric answer: TLDR: No one tried this in Poland, it would be politically a bad move and linguistically total horror In Polish language we indeed have genders: "kubek" (mug) is "...
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Why is it legal to discriminate by gender when letting rooms and flats?

However, when it comes to the renting - it all magically goes away It doesn't look like it. The only case where owners are allowed to discriminate is when (source): the owner is living in the ...
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Why is the gender pay gap so large in the United States despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

Why is the gender pay gap so large in the United States despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963? Because it isn't. In short, the much-cited "77 cents" figure is from the "lies, big lies, and ...
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In the US, are there laws that discriminate against men the same way as in other countries?

Under federal law, all male (based on birth gender) citizens and immigrants between 18-25 are required to register with the Selective Service System (i.e., the draft). Failure to register can result ...
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Does any government except Canada advocate gender neutral language?

Yes, Wales comes to mind. From section 3.1(b) of the Welsh government guide "Writing Laws for Wales": techniques for drafting legislation in gender-neutral terms Which then goes on in ...
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Why is Canada's bill C-16 believed to be legislating pronoun use?

I think anyone reading the laws the bill modifies could reasonably come to that conclusion. According to the text of the Canadian Human Rights Act: It is a discriminatory practice, directly or ...
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Are there any programs in the US to increase male participation in female-dominated jobs?

Your question is a little confusing because on one hand (title) you ask about a movement, and on the other you ask about a government program. I don't know about the latter, but there is an "...
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What is the purpose of listing sex on an identification card?

There is no absolute reason why sex has to be listed on an identity document. The fields that are sometimes found on identity documents are those that most people can easily give, don't frequently ...
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Why is Canada's bill C-16 believed to be legislating pronoun use?

Contrary to another answer, there's by now actual evidence that the bill has led to actual negative consequences. Lindsay Shepherd, a TA at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, was reprimanded by ...
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Why are female offenders given lesser sentences for the same crime as men?

The untested premise here is that males receive harsher sentences for these kinds of crimes than females. To address your question and provide you with references you can read, I won't cite anything ...
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Why is the gender pay gap quoted at 20% even though it's lower when controlling for variables?

You have a very simple view of the gender wage gap. If it were correct, there'd indeed be nothing to worry about. But if you look at Wikipedia's article on the gender wage gap in the US, you get ...
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