Thursday, February 18, 2010

In the News

These folks get a lot of credit for leadership in breaking out of linguistic enforcement of sexual dimorphism:

Also compelling is the use of "ey" for "he" or "she", "eir" for "his" or "her" and "em" for "him" or "her". This system can be easily remembered by simply dropping the "th" from the associated plural forms (they, their, them) of each sexually dimorphised pronoun.

I like both of these solutions because they add more gender diversity to language rather than erasing it. Transgender is not about being non-gendered. It is about freedom of gender -- freedom far beyond the silly and oppressive two male-female poles of sexual dimorphism.