Poll: Is Oxford University's 'gender neutral' effort a good idea?

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Dec 12, 2016, 02:45 PM IST

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Oxford University wants students to use the gender neutral "ze" instead of "he" or "she" when addressing fellow students.

One of the world's leading educational institutions has outlined the new guidelines in a students' union leaflet as part of a move to prevent transgender students being offended, The Sunday Times reported.

Deliberately using the wrong pronoun for a transgender person is already an offence under Oxford's behaviour code.

In a move set to be imposed at Cambridge University too, students hope the use of gender neutral pronouns will be extended to lectures and seminars.