Sunday, November 15, 2009

Word of the Gay: "Zie"

"Zie" is a gender neutral pronoun replacing he or she that is used within the genderqueer community.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not just say they, or them?

Queers United said...

Some people do but they or them is plural and it sounds like you are talking about a group as opposed to an individual.

Quinn said...

I like this, language shapes how we think. By shifting the language focus away from gender it shifts the cultural focus away from gender as well. With that focus shifted people can be who they are inside with less focus on who they are outside.

traduit said...

I love gender-neutral pronouns! <3 (Xe/xyr/xem is totally better, though :P)

Anonymous said...

I like using sie/hir, as in "SEE HERE!" So assertive. ;)

Fatima Romani said...

"Zie" is Italian for "aunts", why not choose another word?

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