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Can You Choose Your Own Pronouns? Ft. Patti Harrison | Decoded | MTV - VideoRolls.com

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While it may seem that “he” and “she” are the only options when it comes to pronouns, the truth is that English has more options then these two gendered identifiers. In fact, the non-gendered singular “they” goes back to Shakespeare and is already common in everyday usage. So why is everyone up getting so upset about people choosing how to identify themselves? Watch the episode to find out.

Special Thanks Patti Harrison:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/party_harderson
https://www.pattiharrisonswebsite.website/

Hosted by: Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey
Produced by: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
Episode Written By: Gabrielle Noone (https://twitter.com/twelveoclocke)
Directed by: Andrew Kornhaber
Make Up By: Delina Medhin (www.instagram.com/delinamedhin)
GFX By: Matthew Rainkin & Sarah Van Hoove
Editing By: Linda Huang

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