Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gender-Neutral Language is Official

In a world where everyone is equal, would it no longer be necessary to distinguish gender in converstaions, which has for centuries been used to keep men on top of our hierarchies.

A new pronoun, hen, has entered the Swedish National Encyclopedia which can be used in place of "hon" which means "she" in Swedish, or "han" which means "he."

Imagine discussing a possible promotion for an employee and using the word "hen" when the gender is unknown. It would be kind of like having musicians audition behind curtains.