Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Which personal pronouns do you prefer?”

“Which personal pronouns do you prefer?”

“Which personal pronouns do you prefer?” I was caught off-guard the first time I was asked that question. I quickly had to remind myself what a personal pronoun was, and then I wondered if I’d missed something. “Ahhh… the usual.” I said with a slight smile, partly out of embarrassment, and partly because it sounded so over-the-top silly! “OK. So he, him, that kind of thing?” the interviewer, a person who identified as “male”, asked me. “Yeah. That’s fine.” Granted I was being interviewed as a potential volunteer for a queer resource centre, but still…. Had things really gone this…

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Commentary: A Million First Dates: How online romance is threatening monogamy

There has been a lot of talk about the recent article published in “The Atlantic”, entitled “A Million First Dates: How online romance is threatening monogamy“, by Dan Slater. The article, like society itself, is rife with all kinds of erroneous, half-baked assumptions about monogamy, and relationships in general. “Mate scarcity also plays an important role in people’s relationship decisions. ‘Look, if I lived in Iowa, I’d be married with four children by now,’ says Blatt, a 40‑something bachelor in Manhattan. ‘That’s just how it is.’” Thank you Mr. Blatt. The premise is that online dating makes it so easy…

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