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The act of referring to a person with a pronoun based on their genetic constitution rather than their self-proclaimed gender identity. For example, referring to Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner as "he" based on the fact that he has, and always will have, a Y chromosome as well as a penis until such time that he may opt to have it removed, is considered inappropriate and possibly career-ending.
Mike was a terrific CEO, but he had to go after referring to someone with a penis as a "man". Mike was guilty of pronoun malfunction.
by PBSPinchback July 13, 2018
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