On He She Not They

@Hammitt It's not "giving in" to the singular they, especially if those are the pronouns that people use. Some folks, do not identify as "he" or "she" and use "they" because they feel it represents them. And in such a case, isn't it unfair to put our personal qualms about they ahead of their personal comfort?
I understand your wish to use the third person she, and that's cool, but there is totally a place for they, especially if you are not sure of someone's gender and don't wish to assign them one, because that can be really hurtful.

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:09 am 0