Drake questions purpose of gendered pronouns, accuses English language of sexist agenda
TORONTO – In an Instagram video posted Thursday evening, rapper Drake monologues about the purpose of gendered pronouns. Returning to his roots as an introspective, “soft” artist – potentially in a ploy to garner support from his female fans, who, in this new era of “self-respect,” are rejecting misogynistic lyrics in record numbers – Drake asks fans to consider, “What are we really doing, when we call someone ‘she’ or ‘he’?” adding, “Aren’t we all just people?”
Gender studies professors across the country are rejoicing,intrigued by the artist’s proclamation that “the English language must have a sexist agenda, which would be unsurprising, as men devised it.”
Tom Patterson, 21, a straight male Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major at Brigham Young University, said he is “happy to see men of privilege support the cause of non-binary people and women generally.”
The viral video has been shared over 22 million times.