today is the day i will call ” DO NOT FUCK WITH THIS FRENCH CANADIAN”
"The man to my right started telling me about all the ways that the internet is degrading the English language. He brought up Facebook and he said: "to defriend, I mean is that a real word?”. I wanna pause on that question: what makes a word ‘real’?”- Anne Curzan, What makes a word “real”? TEDxUofM [x]
The whole TEDx talk that this is from is very much worth the watch.
I made my students watch this TED talk! So great.
This is my male version of Cinderella. I know it’s not a very original idea but I still love to imagine it. Actually I think the fairy tale would work just as well genderbent. It has to be the Grimm version though where the shoe gets stuck in the pitch that is poured on the stairs, otherwise Cinder must be very clumsy to loose such a big boot xD
because then i’m forced to look around these spaces and go “i wonder how many of these people are straight” instead of being able to go “wow. look. people who are like me. i am not alone. amazing.”
there is a very good compilation of gender neutral pronouns in a variety of different languages that can be found here! it’s really helpful and a lot of thought and help has gone into it from people who speak these as their native language! i definitely recommend you go check it out