Opinion | It’s Time for They’ - The New York Times

By contrast, they” is universal and purely neutral, Bradley told me. When people encounter it, they infer nothing about gender. This makes singular they” a perfect pronoun — it’s flexible, inclusive, unobtrusive and obviates the risk of inadvertent misgendering. And in most circumstances, it creates perfectly coherent sentences that people don’t have to strain to understand.

-Opinion | It’s Time for They’ - The New York Times


Posted: July 25, 2019



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