What’s in a Pronoun?

An awful lot, say transgender activists.

The movement to extend transgender rights and awareness continues its push to determine how people speak. Third-person pronoun usage has become a major subject of contention in the last year, with the passage of laws that seek to govern how people refer to one another. The New York City Commission of Human Rights (NYCCHR), for example, declares that “individuals have the right . . . to be addressed with their preferred pronouns and name without being required to show ‘proof’ of gender.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Being addressed in any self anointed way shouldn’t be a right. Or if it is then we should troll it. People should demand to be addressed in utterly unique ways.

  • Linda1000

    Trash this madness. I will not use this form of broken or pidgen English.

  • Minicapt

    I prefer to be Three-Spirited: Winken, Blinken, and NOD.


  • canminuteman

    Usually when you are talking about someone in the third person,they aren’t around to hear what you are saying, so what’s the problem?