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she, her

a set of pronouns, commonly assigned to women and feminine gender identities; and also, jokingly, used in gay slang by gay/bi men to refer to other gay/bi men.

Some people deliberately choose to avoid using she/her pronouns when discussing people – for example, when discussing potential job applicants; by its very nature, the use of she/her pronouns discloses a person’s gender and may lead to gender bias, and so many use they/them pronouns instead.

Pronoun Usage:

  • she (“she will be marching in the Pride Parade tomorrow”);
  • her (“that Pride Flag belongs to her”);
  • her (“her sense of style is remarkable”);
  • hers (“that Pride Flag is hers”);
  • herself (“Jay danced by herself”).

Originally published: 7th December, 2020
Last modified: December 7, 2020