Mx for intersexed people?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 17 00:20:38 UTC 2007

At 4:59 PM -0700 9/16/07, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>I thought Mx. was for use when you don't know if the person is male or
>female. Wikipedia doesn't provide that. It says:
>Mx (an ambiguous gender title) See intersex, androgyne or genderqueer
>Have I been using this incorrectly?

Well, x could be the unknown (as on your reading) or Mx could evoke
'mixed', 'mix-and-match', or whatever.


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