WaPo Use "Zir" Pronoun For Fired Trans Diversity Officer At Florida College And Critics Go WILD

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 14 March 2023 09:30
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Pronouns are a constant source of controversy.

It doesn’t matter who says something; they’ve done something offensive. They are a source of controversy in schools, politics, and books that our children read. One newspaper used the pronouns zi and zir referencing a trans person. You won’t believe what readers have to say about it. For the unversed, ze and zir are gender-neutral pronouns that anyone can use.

According to The Blaze, “The Washington Post, in a Friday profile about a fired transgender diversity officer at New College of Florida, used “zir” as a pronoun about the fired diversity officer — Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez — and also noted that Rosario-Hernandez ‘uses ze/zir pronouns.’”

The Washington Post continued to refer to Rosario-Hernandez as ze or zir throughout the article. For example, the Post said, “The dismissal of Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, who uses ze/zir pronouns, comes on the heels of a vote by college trustees to eliminate New College’s Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence.”


The termination was also referred to as zir termination instead of his, her, or theirs.

Most people in the comments didn’t support Rosario-Hernandez, but they still had an issue with the pronouns used throughout the article. One commenter said, “Ze/zir pronouns are absurd, and the Post should not have played along with this gibberish.”


However, some used the same pronouns in their comments. Per The Blaze, “‘Ze’ should consider this an opportunity to reconsider ‘zir’ career choice and find a line of work on the productive side of the ‘maker/taker' divide,” another commenter noted. Then, a different commenter added,” ‘Zir,’ please. You have to get it right! Otherwise, ze might sue.” Another comment reads, “Ze had a whole article to explain what ze did, but it doesn’t sound like ze did anything of value.”