In an increasingly nonbinary world, is gendered Hebrew willing to adapt?
While applauding the social impetus, Israelis are divided in opinions on an American-based initiative and question its grammatical integrity
@Bezrat_Ha_shem What kind of gets me, is while Hebrew has always been gendered, Judaism (or at least Ashkenazic and Sephardic Judaism, other branches of the family tree being outside of my knowledge base) used to have 6 gender roles.
I'd like to see us reclaim that part of our history and updating the language to be inclusive would be a good part of that.
@jessmahler @Bezrat_Ha_shem I mean, there were 6 sex CATEGORIES, but iirc not really different gender roles? Unless I'm forgetting? (and even then, definitely not non-binary gender roles which were held on equal footing?)
Like, while our history shouldn't be ignored and should definitely form the effort, I think updating our language and culture to be inclusive would take a lot of work outside of any history, still.
I realize that the question of drawing from very problematic history versus starting over is a fraught one, but speaking personally, as someone who was denied a personal history and connection with the past, having a cultural one is really important to me.
But I do agree that making that culture inclusive will take going beyond history. I just se ehistory as a good starting point.
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