And of course, another argument is that, at least in English, it does not work grammatically. This is particularly true of pronouns. You can create new, if needless, nouns easily enough, but making pronouns gender free creates confusion and usually sounds absurd. You can’t change the structure of a language by fiat; it has to evolve.

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.

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