There's been a lot of talk in the last several years - longer than that, but it's been much more in the public eye lately - about gender pronouns. A polite person does their best to ensure that they refer to others using the correct pronoun, so that they are not referring to someone by … Continue reading It’s Not Just Pronouns
Chinese gets by just fine with no gendered pronouns; why can't English? And we can fill some holes in our pronoun system while we're at it. I've been thinking about this since I posted I am They as You are They and now I think I've got a workable solution. PersonSingularPlural not including listenerPlural including … Continue reading My Non-Gendered Pronoun Proposal
My use of "they" over "he" or "she" has greatly increased over these last few years. I use "they" when I don't know the gender of the person or when the gender of the person is irrelevant. Further, by "know the gender," I used to mean my perception of a person's gender and now I … Continue reading I am They as You are They
In the January/February 2013 issue of Theatre Bay Area, Melissa Hillman, artistic director of the kick-ass Impact Theatre in Berkeley, writes about color-blind and/or non-traditional casting. This blog post is not so much a response to that article, "In the Land of the 'Color Blind'", as my continuation of the discussion. And continue it must. … Continue reading Color-aware, -blind or none of the above?