Does the use of a gender neutral pronoun change attitudes?

The LSA podcast “Subtitle” has a very interesting discussion of the introduction of the Swedish 3rd person singular gender neutral pronoun “hen”. This is likely a borrowing from Finnish “hän”. It was discussed by a linguist in the 1950s and came to be used among special groups in the late 1990s, it only came to be widely known with the publication of the children’s book Kive & Monsterhund by Jesper Lundqvist in 2012.

The little pronoun that could

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