Wednesday 16 May 2018

Mini Review: A Quick & Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns; Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson.

While it's a little sad that books like this are needed, Rome wasn't built in a day and it is important to educate people about the importance of gender pronouns! We're in 2018 after all! I picked this up because I'm trying to get a lot better at not mis-gendering people and I felt this would be a handy, quick read to fill in some knowledge gaps!

SOURCE: Netgalley
TYPE: E-Read

TITLE: A Quick & Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns
AUTHOR: Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson
Limerence Press
GENRE: Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, LGBT+

RATING: 4/5 Stars

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!

Overall Conclusion:
This is certainly an easy guide to follow, and for a book like this, it definitely needs to be! It's filled to the brim with some great examples and I think that my favourite thing about it is Archie's impassioned insight into why these things matter. Tristan does a great job of bringing some balance to everything too. I think that while I loved the concept, the execution wasn't 100% there. The illustrations were cute but I felt that things got a little repetitive after a while and being someone who understands that mis-gendering can be a little rude and inconsiderate, I didn't necessarily learn anything new. I'd recommend this more for people who are totally new to the concept or don't 'get' it.

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