Quotable: Ursula K. Le Guin on gender-neutral pronouns

“I still dislike invented pronouns, but I now dislike them less than the so-called generic pronoun he/him/his, which does in fact exclude women from discourse; and which was an invention of male grammarians, for until the sixteenth century the English generic singular pronoun was they/them/their as it still is in English and American colloquial speech. It should be restored to the written language, and let the pedants and pundits squeak and gibber in the streets.”

— Ursula K. Le Guin, “Is Gender Necessary? Redux”

(So, there you have it. Jordan Fucking Peterson, you are and always have been dead WRONG. Please proceed to eat your fucking heart out.)

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