“How to use gender neutral words…and why they’re important.” Teen Vogue. Aug 27, 2018.
Robin Dembroff and Daniel Wodak, “If someone wants to be called ‘they’ and not ‘he’ or ‘she’, why say no?” The Guardian, June 2018.
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Study: Bathrooms, gender identity protection policies most important to transgender students (Inside Higher Ed, 2018)
While this short video is aimed at a young audience, it is a quick and easy guide to the basics.
“Add your pronouns to your e-mail signature to normalize disclosing pronouns.”
“This one goes for trans and non-binary people…: Don’t use the term ‘two-spirit’ if you’re not an Indigenous person, even if it is an option on OK Cupid. Just stop.”
“Non-binary people can identify as non-binary men or non-binary women. If you’re confused, that’s OK. Remember: It’s not about you! It’s about respecting individuals’ identities! Yay!”
“There is no one non-binary experience. Celebrate and accept nuance. Embrace the contradictory and confusing. Be comfortable with not knowing everything.”
“100 Ways to Make the World Better for Non-Binary People,” AC Dumlao, June 2018
A light-hearted list of ways to think about gender outside binary model and alter some basic everyday practices; useful to rethink basics such as ‘ladies and gentlemen’ etc. Although not specific to academia, many useful ideas are included. Of note is its repeated emphasis on ‘it’s not about you’ to those who might be resistant to these changes
John McWhorter, “Call them what they wants.” The Atlantic. Sept 4, 2018
Addresses the issue of pronouns and names.