The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Stop only asking people to respect pronouns

Opinion | Stop only asking people to respect pronouns

By Thomas Riley, Staff Columnist January 12, 2023
Just asking people to respect everyone’s pronouns is a weak form of activism that fails to truly uplift trans people.
Sen. Josh Hawley’s paper covers part of the face of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.

Editorial | Pitt’s gender inclusive language guide is useful, worthy of praise

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 28, 2021
The fact is that taking small steps, like subbing out “ladies and gentlemen” for “yinz,” are of no cost to you, and are a show of respect and appreciation for others’ identities.
Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid

Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist June 23, 2020
The tough thing about labels is that they’re not just the way that other people perceive you.
Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News September 26, 2019
Sam Smith’s situation serves as a reminder that there is no excuse for not using people’s chosen pronouns.
Opinion | The importance of using gender-neutral vocabulary

Opinion | The importance of using gender-neutral vocabulary

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist February 17, 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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