Gender pronouns and Assumptions

As I was processing our last class I kept coming back to how people make assumptions about us based on how they “read” us. There are so many things that people around us believe about us that may or may not be true, especially true to ourselves. I remembered this article that was posted last week from Inside Higher Ed. It was written by a faculty member at Howard University on how she made one small change without too much forethought¬†on the first day of class about not making assumptions and how it turned out to be a great experience for her and the students. It reiterates how important, even when awkward, to simply ask rather than make assumptions about people.

One Response to Gender pronouns and Assumptions

  • Karen DePauw says:

    thanks for the post and the link to the article. I found it informative and perhaps something we should all consider doing.

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