Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pronouns: a safer space discussion!


GqC is unique in that we go to great lengths to inquire about and respect others' preferred pronouns. What do pronouns mean to us? Why do we prefer or lack a preference for certain pronouns?

Consider the Genderfork.com tweets below as conversation starters for this Wednesday.

My brother has started calling me his "sisbro". Every step he takes gives me hope.

I prefer "she" and "her" but also "Mister" and "Sir."


If I looked more like a girl, I wouldn't mind so much with the male pronouns.

I want to make changes to myself to feel more comfortable... But I think I will feel less comfortable with how people react.


Wednesday, May 18th
7-8:15pm (we start and end on time)
Gerber/Hart Library (1107 W. Granville)

Genderqueer Chicago is an inclusive community, and all folks interested in talking about gender are welcome. Researchers and reporters are forbidden from attending in their professional capacities but can e-mail organizers at genderqueerchicago@gmail.com.

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