[Noisebridge-discuss] Neutral Pronoun "E"

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 21:31:14 UTC 2013


Yeah, basically this issue sort of has the two camps of "be respectful
towards inclusive language and other people's gender identities" vs
"insisting on changing language usage is political correctness gone mad".

I sympathize with the former. It's not a big deal inconvenience to say
"they" instead of "he" or "chair" instead of "chairman".

Back in the 70s or whenever, the introduction of the title "Ms." had a
similar situation. Some people thought it was
political-correctness-gone-mad. Nowadays, we look at it as common sense:
"Duh, of course you should have a female title that is neutral towards
marital status, why was this ever controversial?"


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden
<jeffreyatw at gmail.com>wrote:

> He seems to be insinuating that people who want to be referred to as a
> specific pronoun is a form of political correctness. I personally find that
> to be disrespectful, but I don't know about you, Johny.
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM, johny radio <johnyradio at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> how is monad disrespecting anyone? it seems he is suggesting a
>> gender-neutral pronoun, to avoid using the masculine. Please explain what
>> you mean, Spinach.
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