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user-inactivated  ·  2294 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why we need to accept the singular 'they'

Two thoughts.

On the surface, this reminds me of the whole "latin-x" conversation.

I use the singular "they" as a pronoun quite a bit when I write on the internet, but not out of gender neutrality. I use it to hid the gender or who I'm talking to for the sake of anonymity. Now that I read this though, I think maybe I should start considering using "they" and similar terms more often, for the sake of gender balance.