21 Apr '12, 4pm

Sweden Adopts a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Swedes are shaking up their language with a new gender-neutral pronoun . The pronoun, “hen,” allows speakers and writers to refer to a person without including reference to a person’s gender. This month, the pronoun made a big leap toward mainstream usage when it was added to the country’s National Encyclopedia. The majority of world languages already have gender-neutral pronouns. However, similar to the English language , Swedish has had pronouns for “he” and “she”, but not one that refers to a person without suggesting the person’s sex. Proponents of “hen” are eager to have a single word that describes a hypothetical person rather than the awkward “he or she.” The word is also useful when referring to someone who does not identify with a traditional gender role. “Hen” (pronounced like the English word for chicken) is a modified version of the Swedish words “han” and “hon...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/sweden-adopts-a-gender-neutra...

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