Eddie Izzard has recently made an important announcement, stating that she will now be using the pronouns she/her...
The news comes after Izzard appeared on a show called Portrait Artist Of The Year.
via: GettyThat's where she made the special announcement about the way she chooses to identify.
It comes as no shock that we're living in the era of gender fluidity.Long gone are the days where there were simply 2 genders - Now, people can identify with up to one-hundred different genders or no gender at all.
More and more people are identifying as gender-neutral...
via: ShutterstockOr "non-binary," in other terms.
Just to break it down for you...
via: ShutterstockPeople use the term “non-binary" to describe genders that don’t fall into 1 of the 2 more traditional categories or "binaries" of male or female.
While some non-binary individuals identify as either having a gender which is in-between the 2 categories "man" and "woman"...
via: ShutterstockOthers can fluctuate, or have no gender, either permanently or some of the time.
But respecting people's pronouns is a big deal.
via: ShutterstockOften, people see their pronouns as a massive part of their identity, so in turn, we should all respect the terms that they wish to be identified by...
And yes, sometimes they may not "match" with how we've been taught.
via: ShutterstockAs the concept of gender gets more fluid, we're seeing a drastic shift in the way people want to identify, and in 2020, we have never been more open about the change.
And as an outcome of this, people are finding the confidence to open up.
The news was very well received.
Recently, Eddie Izzard made an important announcement.
via: GettyYou might know Izzard as a stand-up comedian but she is also a political activist who likes to stand out from the crowd.
She embraces every little quirk that makes her unique.
via: GettyAnd recently, she has decided to be more open with us about her pronouns, now going by she/her, so she can be in "girl mode." Keep scrolling to see exactly what she said.
Of course, the news evoked some strong reactions from unempathetic people.
ageing male comedian seeks ‘woke’ relevance. this is not a woman. #EddieIzzard https://t.co/9agrZWKKII— Marcovaldo 🇪🇺🏴 (@Marcovaldo 🇪🇺🏴)1608453592.0
Fucking hell. Eddie Izzard introduced on The Portrait Artist final as she 😡— Wendelabra GC 🟥 🏴 (@Wendelabra GC 🟥 🏴)1608149249.0
Eddie Izzard on #paoty being called 'her". I used to love this guy. What happened to being 'an action transvestite'… https://t.co/El44YRqsY1— Hennie Inglis 🇳🇱 🏴 (@Hennie Inglis 🇳🇱 🏴)1608175127.0
But thankfully, her fans rallied behind her immediately.
Another appreciation post for #EddieIzzard because it’s full of TERFs and I’d like to appreciate how much of a quee… https://t.co/1egpaA9Gqm— rampa 🎂 | he/they (@rampa 🎂 | he/they)1608486280.0
THIS ACCOUNT LOVES #EddieIzzard AND IF YOU DONT RESPECT HER, PLEASE UNFOLLOW RN https://t.co/Q5QXZxAlZ1— skyler is fruity ☂︎ 🫀 (@skyler is fruity ☂︎ 🫀)1608469191.0
Good for Eddie Izzard asking for the pronouns she/her to be used so publicly. As far as I can gather, she isn't a t… https://t.co/YZFsiXdHAV— shon faye. (@shon faye.)1608406890.0
#EddieIzzard- my dad, Harry Leslie Smith liked her very much and was very appreciative that she asked him to speak… https://t.co/svuENIvRGl— John Smith (son of Harry Leslie Smith) (@John Smith (son of Harry Leslie Smith))1608481514.0
I've watched #EddieIzzard on stage on and off over nearly 40 years (since she performed in Sheffield when we were b… https://t.co/4o0S6fkvPh— Sofa Jockey (@Sofa Jockey)1608455059.0
#EddieIzzard I WANNA PUT POSITIVITY UNDER THIS HASHTAG BC THE BIGGOTTY IS PISSING ME OFF. EDDIE IS FUCKING AMAZING… https://t.co/sHxtVHT0w9— nigel ⚣ (@nigel ⚣)1608468566.0
Eddie Izzard is a fantastic comedian and actress. It makes no sense that people claiming to be fans are flipping ou… https://t.co/3gdZveVLpk— Delia Harrington (@Delia Harrington)1608338792.0
The comedian has always been known for her "eccentric" style...
via: GettyBut she has always been a firm believer in expressing one's self through fashion choices.
During an episode of Sky Arts' Portrait Artist Of The Year, she opened up publicly about her identity...
via: Getty"I try to do things that I think are interesting, and this is the first program I’ve asked if I can be she and her. A little transition period," she told Curtis Holder, the artist who was painting her.
via: Getty"Well, it feels great because people just assume that they just know me from before but I’m gender fluid. I just want to be based in girl mode from now on."
We're 100% behind you, Eddie!
For anyone who was confused, here is what Eddie said about her pronouns from now on. #EddieIzzard #TransIsBeautiful https://t.co/m0ZxhqtmRb— Sam (@Sam)1608483551.0