Submitted on Friday, 8/2/2019, at 9:45 AM

For the recent piece “He, She or They: How Companies are Starting to Address Calls for a Gender-Neutral Workplace,” the Chicago Tribune turned to the expertise of Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History. Manion, who has written extensively about gender and sexuality, was cited in a discussion about workplace practices regarding gender identification.

"Human resources practices are usually very binary,” Manion told the Tribune, explaining that most employee forms and records require employees to check “male” or “female.”

“At the same time, gender-neutral bathrooms are a bigger step forward than meetings in which people go around the room stating the pronouns they use, Manion said.”