How using ‘they’ as a singular pronoun can change the world

10 February 2015 | Uncategorized

Check out Davey’s article on Feministing!

[image of blue, button down shirt with a name tag reading "Hello: my pronouns are they/them/theirs"]

illustration by Kai Hofius

Hopefully, by now you know that calling people the pronouns they want to be called is a basic and necessary way to demonstrate respect for their identities. This includes learning to use non-binary pronouns, such as singular “they.”

But using singular they is far more than a way to respect friends who have gender identities outside the binary. Singular they has exciting potential to be part of a radical shift in the dominant gender culture. Changing the culture may seem like a mighty task for one little pronoun. But actually, it wouldn’t be the first time that a pronoun was near the center of a momentous cultural shift.

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