He + She = Ze

Posted: September 7, 2015 in Articles

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?

Source: http://www.kltv.com/story/29912336/university-of-tennessee-ditches-gender-pronouns?clienttype=generic

Comments
  1. atkokosplace says:

    I like he/she. I like the differences. I’m happy to be a she and would prefer to be referred to as such! Bam! 🙂

  2. bert0001 says:

    this is quite ‘nuts’. it’s like not talking about hair color or about age. in fact, i see skin color just the same as i see hair color, and all genders and ages are also part of that: a rainbow called humanity … 🙂

  3. Libby says:

    I am most comfortable with he and she and will not be changing – this is political correctness gone mad and I sincerely hope it doesn’t catch on. It also sounds like a bad German accent! I live in England Derrick and am not aware of any attempts to replace he and she with ‘s/he’ or anything else.

  4. I agree with the principal of choice, but differences are important, and it seems a shame to attempt to negate them. Anyway, all these invented words are eventually themselves replaced. In England ‘they’ is now widely used instead of the former ‘s/he’, which in turn had been substituted for ‘he or she’

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