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    Default University of Tennessee is asking students to use ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.

    No, those words are not another language. They’re actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns.

    http://wkrn.com/2015/08/27/ut-knoxvi...tral-pronouns/

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    I sincerely hope no one collected a paycheck for this effort.
    Oh I'm sure it was part of a $100,000 federal grant. Just another example of fucked up things that are created for college students that will never be used in the real world.
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    As someone who is dedicated to individual freedom, determining your identity and what you want to be called is fundamental. So while I am interested in the science behind gender identity and I disagree with some of the arguments used to accept gender fluidity (based upon gender being a social construct) but not racial fluidity (race is a social construct as well), ultimately I side with what individuals want to determine for themselves.

    These suggestions weren't thrown together. Some of these are gender-neutral pronoun suggestions that go back to the 80s, and most of these have gained prominence in the LGBT community.

    Language isn't rigid. It's malleable. Ultimately, people use language to fit their needs and usage determines meaning, so if, collectively, we decide, over time, that this is necessary, these terms will enter the lexicon (or perhaps others will) and get used. You just can't force it. Language doesn't really work that way.

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    gosh this is dumb

    I am a woman and I want to be referred to as "she" and "her" is there any room in this world of "inclusion" for people like me who have no gender identity issues...or do I have to consent to being called what amounts to as 'it" in order to mollify the small percentage of people with gender identity issues? just as those who have identified their gender as something "other" than the standard male/female genders find strength in their "other" identity, I find strength and meaning in my identity as a woman...and standard, run of the mill vagina sportin' woman.

    and really, don't most of the transgender people aspire to an identity as the gender they identify with, not some "in between" gender limbo of ze or zyr, or xem, but a true accepted identity as a woman or a man..."he" or "she"? and doesn't the language that describes that gender carry meaning for them? Seems to me these weird pronouns that students are supposed to choose for themselves at roll call serve to segregate rather than include.

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    I have to say, as someone who ha been in front of a group of students and one of them has a gender-neutral name and you can't tell visually if they are a guy or a girl, it's awkward as fuck. Having a gender neutral pronoun would have saved a lot of awkwardness.

    Again, this will only take off if it becomes necessary. Universities can recommend it all they want, but language doesn't work that way.

    However, it seems to me that, on a personal level, people should be able to be called what they want, whether it is their name or a gender they more identify with.

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