Recently I read a play called “HIR” by Taylor Mac for my english class. The play is about a veteran coming back home from war to a dysfunctional family or to a family that is not familiar to him. In the play the veteran has a transgender sibling who prefers when people use the pronouns “ze” (he/her) or “hir” (he/she) when talking about them. The play is a quick read and very funny, I highly recommend it. Just yesterday on the news I heard a story that said people such as employers, landlords etc will be fined if they do not use theses pronouns if someone request they be used. Everyone must be asked their preferred pronoun from first interactions. Personally I believe this is a good idea and is opening the door up a little more for acceptance. If people like to be referred to with certain pronouns others should be respectful of that. Some argue that using these pronouns forces others to use terms that are associated with a political message they dont want to endorse and that not using these pronouns does’t really qualify as harassment. I think this is more of an issue of personal self identity and respect than politics. What do you guys think? Leave your comments below and check out Mac’s play!