Why Do Gender Pronouns Matter?


Pronouns are these little words we use in place of nouns. Gender pronouns are the terms people choose to reflect their gender identity. The most common these days are he/him, she/her, or gender-neutral pronouns such as they/them. According to scientists, gender isn’t a rigid binary rooted in the sex a person was assigned at birth. Biology and culture BOTH influence gender identity, which can be fluid. In fact, there's a long history of people inventing gender-neutral pronouns--and many cultures already recognize more than two genders. So, why all the fuss about choosing pronouns? That's what Myles sets out to discover in this episode. Watch, then share your thoughts below. Why DO gender pronouns matter?    

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