Queer Studies

Online learning facilitates conversation on disclosing gender pronouns

October 15, 2020

In recent years, stating one’s gender pronouns has become a larger part of daily life. Social media bios and email signatures now often contain personal information such as “she/her/hers” or “they/them/theirs.” In group settings, it is becoming more common for people to introduce themselves with not only their name, but also what gender pronouns they use.

A large part of the advocacy for normalizing pronoun disclosure allows pronouns to have a presence in the way people interact with one another, including the way students interact in the educational space.

Virtual learning has created new pathways for students to disclose their pronouns, such as displaying them under their Zoom names or email signatures.

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