Here on the IFC and in the wider circle of the VA / VO community the usage of so called pronouns is a fairly tricky thing to get right. Especially if you´re not native to the English language this can get quite difficult and confusing at times. The Fact that we are often basing people´s existence and gender on a tiny picture and their chosen Community Forum Name doesn´t help this.
So here´s a little refresher:
Pronouns change dependant on who you´re talking or referring to, the most common ones would be, “he” (male) and “she” (female) along with “they” for people that don´t declare as either. As mentioned, it can be quite a challenge to choose the correct pronoun on the internet where you don´t know the people you´re talking to very well. The general trend is to assume a gender based off of looks, manners, username and behaviour along with the generalization of, “he” in the aviation industry.
What can we do to counter this / to not assume genders?
By using (They/Them) you´re politely and respectfully commenting on the behavior of someone, whose gender has not yet been confirmed / disclosed to you.
Take this into account the next time you stumble across such a situation and you´ll make a much better and more polite impression on the recipient(s).