‘Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female

Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female

The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | AP

Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 11:09:00 AM by mykroar

 

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way.

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Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else.

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It’s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates.

 

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Yet increasingly, the “shes” and “hers” that dominate the introductions are keeping third-person company with “they,” ”ze” and other neutral alternatives meant to convey a more generous notion of gender.

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“Because I go to an all-women’s college, a lot of people are like, ‘If you don’t identify as a woman, how did you get in?’” said sophomore Skylar Crownover, 19, who is president of Mouthing Off! and prefers to be mentioned as a singular they, but also answers to he. “I just tell them the application asks you to mark your sex and I did.

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It didn’t ask me for my gender.”

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