30 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2018
  2. Feb 2017
    1. She

      Nietzsche mentions later that we arbitrarily separate things according to gender, but we see him doing that very practice here as he assigns masculine pronouns to individual people and feminine pronouns to nature--which is also something we've seen in a lot of other readings for this class.

    2. We

      What's up with his pronouns? Earlier he mostly says "they," but he starts to use "we" as he talks more specifically about language. Why does he make a separation between himself and the rest of mankind earlier and then start to use first person plural?

  3. Sep 2016
    1. A Swedish headteacher has been reported to the country’s Equality Ombudsman for refusing to use ‘hen’, the new gender-neutral pronoun, in what could be a landmark case for transgender rights.

      Legal enforcement of gender pronoun preference

    1. The Swedish school system has wholeheartedly, and probably too quickly and eagerly, embraced this new agenda. Last fall, 200 teachers attended a major government-sponsored conference discussing how to avoid "traditional gender patterns" in schools. At Egalia, one model Stockholm preschool, everything from the decoration to the books and toys are carefully selected to promote a gender-equal perspective and to avoid traditional presentations of gender and parenting roles

      Swedish school system has enforced use of hen

    1. "ip," "nis," and "hiser"

      ip, nis, hiser non-binary gender pronouns

    2. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee LGBT Resource Centre card: declines non-binary gender pronouns

    3. "It maximises the student's ability to control their identity," says Keith Williams, the university's registrar, who helped to launch the updated student information system in 2009

      PGP allows students to control their identity

    4. For example, when new students attended orientation sessions at American University in Washington DC a few months ago, they were asked to introduce themselves with their name, hometown, and preferred gender pronoun (sometimes abbreviated to PGP).

      Example of introducing by Preferred Gender Pronoun

    1. “We introduce ourselves with the pronouns we use and explain why that’s done,” they said. “Literally from the day that students step on campus for the first time, we want them to know about nonbinary pronouns and that we are not going to assume their pronouns.”

      Explaining the pronouns you want to use in social interactions.

    2. “My name is Aubri and I use they/them pronouns, what pronouns do you use?” Drake said. “It should be part of social interaction.”

      How pronoun use should be negotiated in conversation,

    3. Wald settled on ey/em — a pronoun set that comes from the ends of the words “they” and “them.”“Now when I introduce my pronouns, I usually say ‘ey/em, or anything else gender-neutral,’” ey said.

      ey and em as non-binary pronouns

    1. We still need deliberate effort to remove sexism – like the Washington Post’s recent move from she/he to they as their default pronoun.

      Washington Post decision to use they for neutral singular

    2. Jane Austen uses they in the singular 75 times in Pride and Prejudice (1813) and as Rosalind muses in 1848’s Vanity Fair: “A person can’t help their birth.”

      Jane Austen use of they; also Thackeray

    3. Around 1809, Samuel Taylor Coleridge rejected “he” as the generic pronoun (“in order to avoid particularising man or woman, or in order to express either sex indifferently”, he wrote in his notebooks), settling on “it” as an ideal, neutral solution

      Coleridge uses "it" for neutral singular

    4. heesh

      AA Milne's solution to neutral pronoun

    5. Shakespeare followed in 1594, in The Comedy of Errors: “There’s not a man I meet but doth salute me/As if I were their well-acquainted friend”

      Shakespeare uses they for singular in comedy of errors.

    6. At the start of 2016, the good folks of the American Dialect Society got together to crown their Word of the Year. They (see what I’m doing here) have decided that the word could now be used as a singular pronoun, flexing the English language so a plural could denote a singular, genderless, individual.

      They American Dialect Society Word of the Year 2016

    7. Geoffrey Chaucer in 1395, who wrote in The Pardoner’s Tale: “And whoso fyndeth hym out of swich blame, They wol come up…”

      Chaucer use of they for singular

  4. Jul 2016
    1. and I

      With respect: this should be "my students and me." A common mistake. One self-check is to drop everything but the pronoun, which will usually reveal the problem: "the ability for ... I to annotate the open web" is obviously wrong. Another way to do it is to make the entire object into one pronoun, either "we" or "us." If you end up with "we," it should be "xxx and I." If you end up with "us," it should be "xxx and me." You wouldn't say "the ability for we to annotate the open web." The sentence's subject/verb/object structure is not obvious, so things get tangled pretty quickly.

      We were all taught not to say "me and Julio down by the schoolyard" (for example) so it's sometimes hard to make oneself be grammatical.

      YouTube is full of English lessons. Here's one explaining a simple case study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHT9hNORPU