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thechechi: The Oxford English Dictionary recently announced it will include the gender-neutral honorific “Mx.” (pronounced “mix” or “mux”) to represent transgender people, as well as those who do not wish to be identified by gender.Adapting titles to recognize different identities is not new: In the 18th Century, “Ms.,” as an abbreviation for “Miss,” originally shortened from “Mistress” was incorporated to the general lexicon, as there was no longer a need to specify whether a woman was married or not. This way, the formal title unties a woman’s identity from her marital status.“Language changes on a social level, to reflect evolutions in identity and different ways individuals and communities define themselves,” said Tey Meadow, an assistant professor in both the Department of Sociology and the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University.Sweden has also recently officially adopted the gender-neutral pronoun “hen,” which can be used to describe transgender people as well as individuals whose gender is irrelevant or unknown. : SUFFIX: VMX. O MR. O MRS. thechechi: The Oxford English Dictionary recently announced it will include the gender-neutral honorific “Mx.” (pronounced “mix” or “mux”) to represent transgender people, as well as those who do not wish to be identified by gender.Adapting titles to recognize different identities is not new: In the 18th Century, “Ms.,” as an abbreviation for “Miss,” originally shortened from “Mistress” was incorporated to the general lexicon, as there was no longer a need to specify whether a woman was married or not. This way, the formal title unties a woman’s identity from her marital status.“Language changes on a social level, to reflect evolutions in identity and different ways individuals and communities define themselves,” said Tey Meadow, an assistant professor in both the Department of Sociology and the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University.Sweden has also recently officially adopted the gender-neutral pronoun “hen,” which can be used to describe transgender people as well as individuals whose gender is irrelevant or unknown.

thechechi: The Oxford English Dictionary recently announced it will include the gender-neutral honorific “Mx.” (pronounced “mix” or “m...

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