he/she

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he/she

(ˈhiˈʃi)
a combined form used as a singular nominative pronoun to denote a person of either sex: Each student may begin when he/she is ready.
[1975–80]
usage: See he1.
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No consensus has been reached in popular queer culture as to the definitive usage of gender-neutral pronouns and several variations exist.
As with our gender-neutral pronouns, we like to boast of our nonsexist folk tale about the first man and first woman.
The "genderqueer" subcategory includes writers whose pronouns are "they" or other gender-neutral pronouns.
After reporting on several authors' suggestions for gender-neutral pronouns, each more fanciful and improbable than the last, she writes: "Pronouns are deeply embedded in the language, and all these imposed schemes are doomed: the more logical they are, the more absurd the idea of putting them into practice.
American University posted a guide on its website explaining how to use pronouns such as ey; Harvard University now allows students to embrace gender-neutral pronouns such as ze or they; Ohio University started letting students register their gender pronouns; Boston University announced it is studying the issue; the University of California system included more gender adjectives, including trans female and genderqueer; and the State University of New York (one of the nations largest public college networks) announced it is working on a data collection tool to let students choose from among seven gender identities, including trans man, questioning, and genderqueer.
Unlike many of her L Word costars, though, Taylor has never spoken about her off-screen relationships, often using gender-neutral pronouns but never really sounding as if she's hiding anything either.
This demonstrates the importance of having faculty utilize the gender-neutral pronouns as part of their curriculum.
It's about having the freedom to share with your co-workers what you did over the weekend or on your vacation--without using gender-neutral pronouns.
Bergman, who uses the gender-neutral pronouns "hir" (his or her) and "ze" (he or she) and requests the same from us, hir readers, is now "read" by some as a gay man, by others as a straight man, and occasionally (especially by biological family) as a female.
In addition to the use of alterative gender-neutral pronouns, genderqueer individuals in the community also performed uniquely non-normative genders on the phonetic level.
Another survey she conducted was the selection among gender-biased or gender-neutral pronouns such as he, she or they.