According to the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual Resource Center, this is a chart of gender neutral/gender inclusive pronouns:
And this is my reaction after seeing the chart:
Ugh. There is so much to remember.
“Zir” sounds like the name of an alien race. (“Sir, Zir ships just dropped out of hyperspace and destroyed our shields!”)
“Ters” sounds like the name of an ancient city. (“We are standing in the ruins of Ters, which was abandoned after an earthquake in 777 B.C.”)
“Vis” sounds like the name of a superpower. (“Thanks to the power of Vis, you can now see through walls.”)
“Eirs” sounds like “Ears.”
I’m sticking with non-gender neutral/gender inclusive pronouns.
They’re easier to remember.
|Subject Pronoun||Object Pronoun||Possessive Adjective (Determiner)||Possessive Pronoun||Reflexive or Intensive Pronoun|
|1st person singular||I||me||my||mine||myself|
|2nd person singular||you||you||your||yours||yourself|
|3rd person singular, male||he||him||his||his||himself|
|3rd person singular, female||she||her||her||hers||herself|
|3rd person singular, neutral||it||it||its||itself|
|1st person plural||we||us||our||ours||ourselves|
|2nd person plural||you||you||your||yours||yourselves|
|3rd person plural||they||them||their||theirs||themselves|
Plus: Gender neutral/gender inclusive language sounds like something out of 1984.
That chart of gender neutral/gender inclusive pronouns sounds like something the Thought Police would have invented, in order to stamp out doubleplusungood thoughts like “Human beings are male and female, and males and females are different.”