What’s Current: Oxford students advised to use gender-neutral pronouns


Oxford student union advises students to use gender neutral pronouns such as “ze,” instead of “he” or “she,” in order to avoid offending transgender students.

Canadian government to study effects of violent online pornography on public health.

Senior woman takes down would-be carjacker. “They probably thought two little old ladies, one who walks with a walker, (are) easy marks. Guess again,” she said. The car-jackers didn’t know they were messing with Miriam Ben-Shalom, a former Army sergeant, who made history fighting the military’s ban on gay service members.

Wonder Woman dropped as UN ambassador. A petition  asking U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider the selection stated that “A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots” was not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender-equality.

Long seen as victim, 17th century Italian female painter emerges as icon.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.