John Robbie spoke about the inclusion of new words in Dictionary.com. One of them is Mx, which can be used by anyone who want to leave their gender undeclared.
This is reportedly done as a way to reflect the culture's current interest in rethinking gender.
Listen to John's comment below:
Below is some reaction to this addition from Twitterville:
@702JohnRobbie dept of home affairs might be in favour of the change. Less chances of errors on IDs and marriage certificates.— Nishav Govind (@vahsiN) November 13, 2015
@702JohnRobbie there has to still be some form of differentiation between male and female. Mr and Mrs/Ms best way to do it— Tyron Azevedo (@tyron_azevedo) November 13, 2015
@702JohnRobbie I think it would be better to replace it with nothing and just state your name without either Mr or Ms— Lesetja (@LesetjaSebake) November 13, 2015
@702JohnRobbie Surely Names can't B Replaced by “Mx” Sharon or Angie gives Gender Away & Can't Become “Mx Bhutelezi”— @Borchie (@Borchie_09129) November 13, 2015
@702JohnRobbie stick to Mr Mrs it's the same in theory. In the Male and Female,even in Same sex marriages.— Thomas Wilson (@thomasW47560086) November 13, 2015
@702johnrobbie Shall we then also get gender free bodies? Will make the clothing companies' job easier.— Bennie Pieterse (@Wizdomoncall) November 13, 2015