Em’s take on GNPs

Michael discusses gender neutral pronouns & em’s preference for “em.”

Posted by on June 14th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

Category: video 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Em’s take on GNPs”

  1. Sean

    I do have a friend who prefers “it.”


  2. Sarah

    Hi, one of my old college professors sent me this video on Facebook, and I wanted to say hello. I wrote a paper on this same topic, and I’d love to send it to you if that’s okay. It’s not long or anything, but I have another take on the idea. I fully support the idea of the gender neutral, third person anthropic pronoun, and I did a lot of research on common ones. There was actually a GNTPA pronoun (add that one to the alphabet soup!) in the American Heritage dictionary in the sixties. The word was thon (tell thon I’m busy, those are thons shoes). If you’d like to see the paper, just shoot me an email. Thanks!


    Em replied:

    Hi! I’m not sure if you were referring to the poster of the video (XylephoneGender) or me (the kid talking) but I’d love to read your paper on pronouns. I’d also like to express my humored shock that a college professor finds my videos worth watching. If you could PM me on my YouTube channel, that’d be fantastic, and I’ll email you.


    Anonymous replied:

    If you’re the kid in the video, I think you’re awesome ^-^ Just…you seem like a really nice person. Thought you might like to know :3


  3. Theo


    Love the video, GNPs can be kinda hard to navigate in pulic or with strangers so it offered some things I didn’t think of (yall? really?)

    My personal preferance is them. I always reefer to people as “them they theirs” before they tell me their preferance. I also try and call people by their last names instead of their firsts if at all possible because it’s more neutral. That is, again, until they specify their chosen name.

    Anyway wanted to share that with you. Great video again, I love your hair ^_^.



  4. Cuna



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