this is some anime shit
"Very important. General rule for English speakers - if you don’t do it in the human context, don’t do it in the nonhuman context.
Just make a little effort to say “she or he” or “her or him” if you don’t know the sex. It’s a little effort with a very important social message.
Nonhuman animals are *persons*, not *things*. Therefore, we should refer to a nonhuman animal as a “she” or “he,” never as an “it.””
this is by no means a “rule” lol. if you think animals are people then perhaps you might follow this (not all people agree with this) and that’s fine
but nonhuman animals almost certainly don’t have a gender identity. (they also don’t care) so saying that we’re breaking some kind of rule when we don’t use gender pronouns when referring to them is silly
This is fucking stupid I’m so done with Tumblr!Y’all need a life!