October 27, 2018
Lex on TVO podcast 'Word Bomb'
Ph.D. student Lex Konnelly is featured in the newly-released sixth episode of TVO's 'Word Bomb' - "the podcast that explodes today's most-talked-about words and brings you stories the dictionary doesn't tell you." Starting at 3:08, Lex discusses both their own experiences and their ongoing research into the singular they pronoun in English and its sociopolitical surroundings: the increasing recognition and acceptance in the Western world that not all human beings fit into a binary gender classification. "When you're referring to somebody else, that's one of the most political things that you can do...pronouns are a very important part of that."