Call Me ‘They’

This article by Farhad Manjoo originally appeared in New York Times

The singular “they” is inclusive and flexible, and it breaks the stifling prison of gender expectations. Let’s all use it. … “Part of introducing the concept of gender-neutral pronouns to people is to get them to ask, ‘Why does this part of society need to be gendered in the first place?’” said Jay Wu, director of communications at the National Center for Transgender Equality. They continued: “Part of how we fix that is more and more people noticing that things are so gendered and being like, why does it have to be that way? What benefit does it bring us?”

 

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