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Editorial: Merriam-Webster is helping legitimize non binary language

Editorial: Merriam-Webster is helping legitimize non binary language

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 17, 2019

The move by Merriam-Webster, announced via Twitter on Tuesday, lends legitimacy to a term that is liberating for many nonbinary people who don’t identify with traditionally male and female pronouns.

Opinion | The importance of using gender-neutral vocabulary

Opinion | The importance of using gender-neutral vocabulary

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

February 18, 2019

Pronouns, for the cisgender community, might not seem like a big deal. But many individuals who identify as non-binary lose accurate representation and feel excluded when people are unfamiliar with the gendered phrasing they’re using.

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