Saturday, August 6, 2016
5: Tennessee Gender Crises--Gender Pronoun Changes and Parental Certificates
Denise Shick, author of My Daddy's Secret, and B.N. Klein join Robert Oscar Lopez for a discussion on multiple afflictions striking Tennessee. The University of Tennessee has tried to promote new gender neutral pronouns so that "he" and "she" will no longer exist as words threatening transponders. Lucy Ferris, meanwhile, writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the gender-studies and lit-crit implications of Tennessee's recent debate on replacing "mother" and "father" with "parent." Needless to say, children of LGBT parents have a surprising angle on this.
Lucy Ferriss, "Parenting, 1 and 2," Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2015/08/27/parenting-1-and-2/
Deborah Hastings, "University of Tennessee invents new pronouns." NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/university-tennessee-invents-new-pronouns-article-1.2341537
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