Beyond ‘he’ and ‘she’: The rise of non-binary pronouns
Sharing one’s pronouns and asking for others’ pronouns when making introductions is a growing trend in US colleges.
For example, when new students attended orientation sessions at American University in Washington DC a few months ago, they were asked to introduce themselves with their name, hometown, and preferred gender pronoun (sometimes abbreviated to PGP). Bl21″We ask everyone at orientation to state their pronouns,” says Sara Bendoraitis, of the university’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, “so that we are learning more about each other rather than assuming.”
Reality check: The question isn’t whether they can change the language; it is whether they can throw a widget into everyday normal communications. That is a key progressive goal, sometimes marketed as “fighting hate.”
See also: The ultimate logic of “safe spaces”
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