Exclusive: Oni Press Explains Gender-Neutral Language in A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Cartoonist Archie Bongiovanni and writer Tristan Jimerson have joined forces to shed light on these linguistic intricaciesComics Features Oni Press
Last week, Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person to assume office in a U.S. State Legislature, joining the Virginia House of Delegates. Her opponent, incumbent Del. Robert Marshall, frequently misgendered Roem, referring to her by male pronouns in campaign materials leading up to his defeat. The election highlighted the language of gender identity on a national stage, and how using the right pronouns to address somebody’s gender identity is a baseline form of respect. It’s an issue that’s only going to inflate in importance, but fortunately, understanding its nuances can be an easy feat.
Cartoonist Archie Bongiovanni and writer Tristan Jimerson have joined forces to shed some light on these intricacies with A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. The comic, published courtesy Oni Press imprint Limerence Press, explains gender-neutral pronouns that can be applied to anyone.
“Not everyone has the time to explain how/why/huh of gender neutral pronouns,” said Archie Bongiovanni. “So we wrote a very approachable comic that helps explain the how/why/huh in addition to a few practical tips for cisgender and non-binary folks as well. We wanted to create a useful (but fun) reference that can be passed on to family, friends, co-workers, your boss, and strangers alike.”
The guide also offers advice for folks who make a mistake and other situations that may pop up. Check out the preview below and look for A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns on June 13, 2018.