The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has decided to stop using “he” and “she” to refer to people based on their anatomy. They are trying to make their campus more “gender neutral,” as they call it. The staff members and students alike are being asked to use pronouns like “ze” as an all-inculsive word for people in general. A representative of Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Leah Ford, said that whether it was, “Ze, zim, zirs, people just choose what feels most comfortable to them.”
They’re hoping the gender neutral words spread across the nation . . . whatever makes those people feel most comfortable. We do have one question for all the zes out there; what do we replace “boy” and “girl” with?