“Are we anarchist?” Senia Hardwick asked. “Technically, yes.” Mx. Hardwick, 27, who prefers not to be assigned a gender — and also insists on the gender-neutral Mx. in place of Ms. or Mr. — is a staff member at Bluestockings, a bookshop and activist center at 172 Allen Street on the Lower East Side.
Like the idea of non-binary gender identification itself, the pronoun has been gaining cultural acceptance. Last June, the Times noted the increasingly popular pronoun, which had been used in a Times story about Barnard’s decision to join the ranks of women’s colleges that accept transgender applicants.”