iliana etaoin

How to make a pronouns field worse

Step 1: Ask a corporate lawyer what they think.1


  1. GitHub finally added a pronouns field to profiles today, with the following disclaimer devoid of meaning: “Your pronouns will be visible to fellow users across GitHub, including where local laws restrict using pronouns other than those assigned at birth.” It is rather unfortunate that GitHub chose to tarnish an otherwise good implementation with what reads like a threat.

    (This is not the first time I’ve watched corporate lawyers fuck this up.) ↩︎