Facebook, the gender binary, and third-person pronouns | OUPblog
The death rattle of the gender binary has been ringing for decades now, leaving us to wonder when it will take its last gasp. In this third decade of third wave feminism and the queer critique, dismantling the binary remains a critical task in the gender revolution.
Lal Zimman, visiting assistant professor of linguistics, on the gendering of third-person pronouns and how a recent “shift in the way Facebook categorizes gender is among the most widely-felt signs of a sea change in institutional attitudes.”
Byrne alert! “Stop Making Sense” is showing on the big screen at the NW Film Center tonight: