Universities Embrace Gender-Neutral Pronouns
"The distinction of male and female, accompanied by the respective pronouns he and she, has been expanded on these campuses with a nebulous vocabulary of invented pronouns. As fluid as the 'gender continuum' they represent, these pronouns represent those individuals who feel that they are 'genderqueer,' or do not fall into the categories of male or female."
How far does academia go to accommodate the demands of every individual? Are inventing new words and rewriting the rules of English grammar now par for the course? If so, is there any standard to which academia can still hold itself?
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"Growing number of universities embrace gender-neutral pronouns ‘ze,’ ‘hirs’ and ‘theirs’."
The College Fix l September 10, 2015