Friday, June 10th, the Mayor of Buenos Aires banned the use of modern forms of inclusive language in all primary and secondary schools, both public and private. Students test scores in reading and writing are low after the pandemic and Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta blames the new grammar and written forms developing to include female, […]Read more
Spanish: Non-Binary Life in a Gendered Language?
What pronoun would a non-binary person use in Spanish? In 2020, the Royal Spanish Academy* posted the word, “elle” (inclusive language like they) on their site as Under Observation**. People around the world wondered, will he (él) and she (ella) have a new non-binary sibling? Will Spanish become more inclusive? Unfortunately, so far the answer […]Read more
More Great Sci-Fi by Becky Chambers
I am a woman and I like science fiction. Is there a 12-step program for that? I don’t think it necessary, but I really wonder why people think that it’s uncommon for a woman to like a story set in space. Adventure, exploration, new cultures, what’s not to like? Today’s sci-fi even has strong female […]Read more