There have been many discussions on the Swedish general-neutral pronoun, hen, pros and cons; but I am just interested in the origin of the word, which was apparently first mentioned by Swedish linguists in the mid-1960s. In 1994 the late linguist Hans Karlgren suggested adding hen as a new personal pronoun.
I’m assuming that the Swedish language did not have a “gender-neutral” pronoun as we do in English. Does anyone have further information on this? The link below offers an unbiased viewpoint on the word.
P.S. If this subject was discussed in previous comments, just ignore and guide me to them.