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>introduced a shitty nongender word like Hen
It was basically just suggested (by some random guy) as an alternative when the gender is unknown or irrelevant.
Like if you’re writing about a thief and don’t want to use “the thief” over and over again.
You’re not supposed to use it if you know the gender, then you use han/hon.
Also, the finnish language already had the word “hän” which afaik is pronounced the same way so it’s actually more like a loan word.
The main problem is the retarded debate around it.
Basically it’s something like this (afaik)
Some small group of radical feminists or something suggested that maybe we should use hen instead of han/hon. No one really cared/heard about it.
Then some conservatives heard about it and felt that the word hen was an attack on good old family values, heterosexuality etc and started to complain.
Still no one cared/heard about it.
Then they got some attention in the media and their stupid debate was blown waaaaaaay out of proportion.