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  • Apr 17, 2012
  • 09:26 PM

Sweden Adopts a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Kevin Mathews / Care2.com
Swedes are shaking up their language with a new gender-neutral pronoun. The pronoun, “hen,” allows speakers and writers to refer to a person without including reference to a person’s gender. This month, the pronoun made a big leap toward mainstream usage when it was added to the country’s National Encyclopedia.

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