Bernie Sanders was first up at Monday night’s #DemTownHall, and considering that Joan Walsh admits to finding it “jarring” to hear a Democratic politician rely on the generic male pronoun “he,” the entire event must have been a bumpy ride. The truth is, there are plenty of gender-neutral pronouns out there, but no one seems to have decided which set to use. The xe family seems to have the largest following in the United States, and we’d be thrilled for Democratic politicians to start using it their speeches.


Old white person. (Vox announced last year that the sexist word “guy” had to go.)

It’s cool for now; education through punishment is coming.

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College election marred by gender-based microaggression; Student referred to as ‘Ms.’ rather than ‘Mx.’

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