Commit 34f011fa authored by Jamie Tanna's avatar Jamie Tanna

Announce markup of pronouns on personal h-card

As part of #437.
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title: "Marking up my pronouns with Microformats"
description: "Adding my pronouns to my personal h-card to help others determine how I identify."
categories:
- announcements
- microformats
tags:
- announcements
- microformats
- inclusivity
license_code: Apache-2.0
license_prose: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
date: 2019-04-10T22:46:22+0100
slug: "pronouns-microformats"
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Following <span class="h-card"><a class="p-name u-url" href="https://twitter.com/aimeegamble">Aimee Gamble-Milner</a></span>'s talk [Error: Property "X" does not exist on type "Genders"]({{< ref 2019-04-10-tech-nottingham-april >}}#error-property-x-does-not-exist-on-type-genders), I was thinking about making my pronouns more visible.
At [DevOpsDays London 2018]({{< ref 2018-10-25-devopsdays-london-2018 >}}#inclusivity), I was incredibly impressed with the use of pronoun stickers to share with other attendees how you want others to refer to you.
There have been some discussions at [Women in Tech Nottingham](https://twitter.com/WIT_Notts) (after DevOpsDays donated the stickers) since then about it, and how cis-gendered people need to share their pronouns too.
This makes it much more normalised, meaning it's not just non cis-gendered people who should add their pronouns, but everyone! This makes it much more inclusive and allows for people to share how they want to be referred to - guessing is **never** a good idea!
At this time, I'd added my pronouns to [my personal Twitter account](https://twitter.com/jamietanna) but also wanted something in my Microformats setup.
After reaching out in the IndieWeb chat around whether it'd been considered yet (as I had an inkling that I had seen something about it before), I was pointed to [the _Pronouns_ section in h-card Brainstorming](http://microformats.org/wiki/h-card-brainstorming#Pronouns) by <span class="h-card"><a class="p-name u-url" href="https://aaronparecki.com/">Aaron Parecki</a></span>.
I've followed <span class="h-card"><a class="p-name u-url" href="https://gregorlove.com/">gRegor Morrill</a></span>'s pattern and added my pronouns to my personal h-card on `https://www.jvt.me` with three forms:
```html
<span class="p-x-pronoun-nominative">he</span>/
<span class="p-x-pronoun-oblique">him</span>/
<span class="p-x-pronoun-possessive">his</span>/
```
Currently it's just a draft for Microformats, but in the future I hope it'll become part of the spec.
......@@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ Instead of assuming a gender, ask for it! Having a service that takes a name and
One comment from the audience was that in i.e. a biography for a blog post, conference talk, you could inadvertently leak your pronouns or how you identify, so we need to be extra careful about that and make it possible to change/remove data.
We need to normalise it - something I've seen commented on in the past is that cis-gendered people need to make it more "normal" to share their pronouns on i.e. Twitter, as well as on name badges. [I'll soon be sharing my pronouns on my website](https://gitlab.com/jamietanna/jvt.me/issues/437).
We need to normalise it - something I've seen commented on in the past is that cis-gendered people need to make it more "normal" to share their pronouns on i.e. Twitter, as well as on name badges. [**********I'll soon be sharing my pronouns on my website](https://gitlab.com/jamietanna/jvt.me/issues/437).
# If Building A Great Team Is The Question, Technology Is Not The Answer
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posts:
- https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/04/10/pronouns-microformats/
- https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/04/10/tech-nottingham-april/
- https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/04/07/prettier-cucumber-jvm-html-reports/
- https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/04/07/jsonfeed/
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