On Yahoo today, there is an interesting article ” ‘Preferred’ pronouns gain traction at US colleges”, that discusses the increased use of gender neutral or preferred pronouns to describe gender. The article discusses the “Mouthing Off!” group who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender at Mills College in Oakland, California. The group lists “ze”, “sie”, “e”, “ou” and “ve” as well additional gender pronouns to “he”, “she”, and “they”. Schools, such as the University of Vermont, allow students to choose from he, she and ze on class rosters. Other colleges and universities are mentioned for how they are accepting gender neutral pronouns.
Do you know of additional gender neutral pronouns? Please come in to the Central Library Teen Room and share them with Teen Librarians, Anna or Mary.