Janet Mock: Why Gender Pronouns Matter

What’s in a name? A hell of a lot when it comes to someone’s identity. Pose’s writer, director and producer Janet Mock speaks on the use of preferred gender pronouns, how they are building blocks in communication, and how they help people feel fully seen and heard.

Watch the complete video above. Pose returns to FX tonight, June 12, at 10 p.m. ET.

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Correction: Janet Mock speaks on the use of pronouns.

Lose “preferred” and “gender”.

“Preferred” implies optional. The pronouns are not optional, they are who we are.

“Gender” implies pronouns must be associated with gender. Some people are agendered / genderless, meaning their pronouns have no gender.