‘ Using preferred pronouns is, I believe, the polite and decent thing to do’
I have to ask: why? Why should telling this lie, for it is a lie, be simply the decent and polite thing to do? (Thus implying that those who refuse to tell this lie are being somehow impolite) If it’s to avoid distress, are you going to do that for every other mental illness/neurological condition? Even though lying to us, including those with gender dysphoria, can be precisely the wrong thing for us, trapping us further in our false beliefs and tangled thoughts?
Not to mention the impact on girls and women from allowing a man to be called ‘she’.