I picked up this little gem today and I just had to share it!
This is not a literal talk on gender, just the evolution of language. I’m not the expert in all of this, but I do find linguistics fascinating. Per the post where I found this, our Old English third person pronouns were hē, hine, his & him for male and hēo, hīe & hire for female. Middle English evolved into him/his & her/hers. In this day and age, we are stuck having “hers” and “her” both being possessive words used for different situations while “his” solely being used for all. And there you have it….more or less!