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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A cry for #ThemToo

Sexual Abuse | From neighborhoods to nursing homes, let’s keep watch over the most vulnerable among us
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/09/18, 05:01 pm

While the #MeToo movement continues to bring a flood of people speaking out about sexual assault and harassment, a tragic undercurrent goes far less noticed: a swelling tide of vulnerable populations who often don’t—or can’t—speak for themselves.

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Society | Trying to escape Fifty Shades in New York, as one organization calls out the hypocrisy of the films amid the #MeToo movement
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/14/18, 12:19 pm

A New York moment:

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