Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

Ze said, xe said

Language | The pronoun police have a clear goal—and it isn’t clarity
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/29/18, 01:52 pm

We are seeing the revenge of the pronoun. It (I use the word advisedly) has long been abused by practitioners of English, and its time has come. It has sat in the shadow of the noun, created for no other lot than to give the noun rest, some second-string surrogate, forever the bridesmaid and never the bride. “He must increase, but I must decrease,” said the Baptist happily of Jesus. But the pronoun is not happy.

No more. Pronouns are having their day.

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They didn’t know the rules

Voices | Eternal anxiety is the price of being PC
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/13/18, 11:34 am

When tripping over yourself to be on the right side of history, the trouble you will run into is that you don’t know the rules. This is because the rules keep changing.

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Before the board

Abortion | A plea to those who are culpable in abortion, while there is time
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/22/18, 10:36 pm

The only board I normally stand before is the cutting board. But Jill asked if I would say a few words before the august conclave of our large regional hospital on the fourth Tuesday in January. It was once again that time of year when the meeting is, by law, open to the public. And once again the community pro-life contingency would shuffle in and disgorge their five-minute index cards pleading for the unborn, and poker-faced powers-that-be would be glad when it’s over. This has been the drill for decades.

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