Mx for intersexed people?

Bradley A. Esparza baesparza at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 17 00:37:24 UTC 2007

Mx = Mexico, at least that is what the internet age has taught me. I eschew
formal address where ever possible, who needs to step into that minefield.

On 9/16/07, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> 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.
> LH
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