Tag Archive | gender neutral

‘Sexist’ virtual assistants go gender-neutral

‘Sexist’ virtual assistants go gender-neutral

Barking orders at a digital device that responds in a woman’s voice can reinforce sexist stereotypes, according to academics and creatives, who launched the first gender-neutral artificial intelligence voice on Monday. Responding to such concerns, a Denmark-based team has created a voice nicknamed Q, that was presented at the South by Southwest (SXSW) creative festival […]

Paloma Faith: I’m raising my child gender-neutral to avoid stereotypes

Paloma Faith: I’m raising my child gender-neutral to avoid stereotypes

British singer Paloma Faith said she is raising her child gender neutral to avoid damaging stereotypes, as she threw her weight behind a campaign for girls’ equality on Wednesday. Faith, who has refused to make public the sex of her one-year-old, said she encountered gender expectations “all the time” but hoped to give her child […]

New York: Genderless clothes store breaks new ground

New York: Genderless clothes store breaks new ground

Caitlin Helms was shopping with her mother in downtown New York when a sign in a store window stopped them in their tracks: “The world’s first gender-free store”. The pitch struck a chord with Helms, who said she had been blurring gender lines with her choice of clothes since age 13. “It’s nice to have […]

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

Sweden Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ Into Dictionary

In a testament – albeit controversially so – to Sweden’s liberal society, the Swedish language is set to introduce a gender-neutral pronoun into its official national dictionary from April 2015. While the Swedish language – or svenska – has traditionally used either han (he) or hon (she) when referring to people, the controversial gender-neutral term, hen, will be added […]