Do you ask students what their preferred gender pronouns are? I go to a women's college, but I was wrong when I assumed that everyone would want to be called "she." I was wrong, and met someone yesterday whose preferred gender pronoun was "he." I accidentally called him "she" and felt really bad when I realized. (He didn't seem upset about it at all, so it's not a huge deal, but I will use the correct gender pronoun next time.) Also, when I went to an interfaith club meeting, when people were introducing themselves, someone asked everyone what their preferred gender pronouns are. So I was wondering, as teachers, have you ever asked a student what his/her preferred gender pronoun is? Do you think it's necessary to ask every student or just the ones that you are unsure of? And is it polite to ask if you are unsure of their preferred pronouns? EDIT: sorry, the title should say "gender pronouns are?"