|gender neutral pronouns|
|Gender neutral pronouns are our alternatives to gendered pronouns. There are an amazingly large number of sets in existance, a testiment to the determined number of people who believe they should be a reality. However, because of this vast diversity, it is difficult to find agreement. I can't say that I've definately chosen the best set, but I do beleive that it is better to promote an imperfect set than to continue lacking one altogether. Many other langauges have a separate, respectable neuter/neutral pronoun set; some have a universal set that applies to all people, and gender isn't factored in at all (why should it be?)
Here's the set that Eir Magazine uses, and a link to a well-compiled resource work on gender neutral pronouns.
Mathematician Michael Spivak is credited with the invention of two sets of gender neutral pronouns. People I asked favor the lesser known one because it is easier to remember; follow the simple pattern of being "just like plural, but without the th-"
|Gender Neutral Pronoun Frequently Asked Questions was an invaluable resource to me, and if you're really interested, this is a great place to start, if a little overwhelming.|