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The French Resist Another Revolution … of Words

A French book, The French are resisting gender neutral pronouns

Le Petit Robert, a popular dictionary of the French language, recently created a gender-neutral pronoun. The word is “iel,” a merging of the masculine pronoun “il” with the feminine pronoun “elle.” But, it isn’t sitting well with many French folks. Some see the move as an export of American wokeism into French culture, while others hail it as a travesty, an abuse of the French language.