Tag: Gender identity

Going Over the Rainbow: Pronouns and Cons

On January 8, 2016 the American Dialect Society voted singular they as the word of the year. The use of singular they builds on centuries of usage, appearing in the work of writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. In 2015, singular they was embraced by the Washington Post style guide. Bill Walsh, copy editor for the Post, described it as “the only sensible … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: Pronouns and Cons

Going Over the Rainbow: The Gender Divide

Most of us go through life never thinking much about our gender or how we express it. We might feel it is something we were born with, something absolute and  immutable. We might think there are only two genders and that we are one or the other. ‘But aren’t there only two genders?’ I hear you asking. Nope. Male and female are only two … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: The Gender Divide

I’m Not Male, I’m Not Female, I am Me.

Our perception of gender is tainted by the media, by what we are told is feminine and beautiful and strong and masculine.  Strong and feminine aren’t supposed to go together just as beautiful and masculine should not.   Right? Wrong. Gender bias is just that bias. As recently brought out in the article Gender Dichotomy is a Fairy Tale We Have Been Telling Ourselves to … Read More I’m Not Male, I’m Not Female, I am Me.