What are pronouns?
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun - I, me, you, she, he, they, ze, etc. Pronouns are how we refer to people when we are not using their names and they are just as important as using someone’s correct name when referring to them.
In English, we often use pronouns to refer to someone’s gender and our pronoun usage has historically emphasized a binary construction of gender. In our society, we often make assumptions about the pronouns and gender of another person based on that person’s name or appearance. However, these associations are not always accurate and are often harmful. Because there are more than two genders, it’s important for us to learn, respect, and consider non-binary and gender neutral pronouns as well.
Research and Resources:
The Landing/ISMSS Campus Climate Survey on Sexual and Gender Diversity
The Landing: Ask My Pronouns Campaign
U of A Libraries: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity: Library Resources
UASU Political Policy: Resolutions on Gender and Pronouns
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Printable table-top name tag with pronouns: Printable for free at SUBprint for any UAlberta professor or instructor.
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