Pronoun Wars

Love Letters to a Unicorn

The presence of non-binary gendered folks is becoming more known. Some groups in the kink and queer worlds are starting to recognize that we are more than male and female. I have even been to a few conferences where they have your preferred pronoun listed on your name badge so people can use your preference without having to ask.

I have noticed over the past year, there is increasing pressure to adopt “They” as an acceptable pronoun for the singular. The American Dialect Society chose the singular “they” as the 2016 Word of the Year. The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary even sent out a tweet trolling folks who oppose the inclusion of “gender queer” in the dictionary:

People keep 1) saying they don’t know what ‘genderqueer’ means then

2) asking why we added it to the dictionary.

When the big language societies and dictionaries start including non-binary genders in their works you…

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