Results for - Gender Neutral Pronouns

1,917 voters participated in this survey

1. The Office For Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee recently came up with some gender neutral pronouns to help students that don't identify as one gender or another. Have you heard about this?

Yes
21%
406 votes
No
66%
1,267 votes
Undecided
5%
88 votes
Not Applicable
8%
156 votes

2. Instead of using words like "he"/"she" or "his"/"hers", students would now have the option to be referred to with words like "ze", "zir", "xe". This would not be mandated, just an option for students who wanted to take advantage. What do you think of this?

I think it's a wonderful step toward tolerance and understanding.
8%
148 votes
I think it's PC hogwash.
30%
577 votes
I think it's a nice effort, but not sure if it will really help.
13%
250 votes
It sounds pointless and confusing.
36%
683 votes
I'm not sure.
11%
214 votes
n/a
15%
286 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
25 votes

3. Harvard admissions is also now apparently asking students which type of pronouns they'd like to be referred to by. Do you think more schools will end up going this route?

Yes
23%
448 votes
No
27%
525 votes
Undecided
35%
674 votes
Not Applicable
14%
270 votes

4. There has been plenty of talk before about banning certain words because they are sexist - words like "freshman" and "semester". Do you think we will eventually have to rewrite all of the English language to make everyone happy?

No, that's silly. it's one little change.
17%
329 votes
Nah, that's too much work.
11%
202 votes
No, people are too bigoted to get behind addressing all the offensive words and phrases.
9%
168 votes
I certainly hope so. Too many offensive words out there!
3%
56 votes
Sadly, yes, I see a lot of our language being eroded in the name of political correctness.
27%
527 votes
I don't know.
16%
313 votes
n/a
15%
295 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
27 votes
09/10/2015 Living 1917 59 By: MamaV1776

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