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Latin American activist and scholar Victoria Gago has noted that in the powerful “green tide” that won many reproductive rights throughout Latin America “young people took leadership in the streets, with the patient support of the ‘pioneers’ from older generations. New language became common sense, using gender-neutral terms in the highly gendered Spanish language, and specifically speaking of gestating persons, thanks to the struggle of non-binary people and trans men.” Being trans-inclusive is not some mystical skill unavailable to the uninitiated; it can be learned.
gender neutral language in reproductive…
Words are signs for things. Language as a skin. But words remained words all the same. They were never the thing itself.
Jenny Erpenbeck, Go Went Gone