|Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review.|
Book: A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
Authors: Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson
Publishers: Oni Press
Release Date: June 12, 2018!
Summary: A graphic novel guide to They/Them pronouns. We’re introduced to pronouns with the help of Archie and Tristan who are ‘talking’ throughout the comic.
About the Authors:
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not
understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is
looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his
increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in
this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they
matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a
mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the
binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick
and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who
want to learn more! (from the netgalley page about this book!)
I was excited to see a quick guide to pronouns on Netgalley. I’m weird. This is a very soft and easy to swallow guide for those who are adjusting to the “new world of pronouns” or aren’t fully on board with using different pronouns than what they’re used to.
This is set up to be informative, with a few what I’d consider “dad jokes” peppered in to keep it from getting too serious. It’s set up to be very casual conservation on a serious matter and I like how it is presented.
My favorite is page sixteen YOLO “Your Original Language Operates within an ever-changing Nexus of communication” or, Language is always changing. That’s why we don’t say forsooth anymore and why we call dogs doggos. This is something outside of the community that I tend to calmly rage about (That’s not a real word!!!! English isn’t dead dumbass!!!..anyway).
Great reminder of why it’s important to not misgender on purpose. It goes into casual settings and what to do in the workplace. I really kinda wished they would have slightly noted that not every workplace protects this. You can still get fired for being part of the LGBT+ community where I live. Unless they’re wanting the fear of being fired or this is addressing specifically where the authors possibly live. I’m not sure. But not everyone has a safety net in the LGBT+ community.
Recommendation: Yes. Even for those who are a bit more familiar with pronoun uses and their importance.
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