for my edification
November 1, 2013
i just saw that ‘princex’ is being used as a gender neutral
Check the tumblr tag and i see a bunch of mostly white looking ppl.
Now, my only encounters, to date, with the use of ‘x’ to denote gender
neutrality has largely been with “Latinx” or “Filipinx” or variations
I’m feeling discomfitted now, with seeing white ppl use this for
themselves. Because, the reasons for pin@ys wanting to use ‘x’ or the ‘@’
to denote gender neutrality isn’t because of some white gender shit, but
out of a desire to decolonize our languages. Which would mean that white
ppl adopting this particular strategy is to, again, colonize our language.
But. I may have this all wrong, so let me know if I’m mistaken about this.