RE: Write differently for women?

Subject: RE: Write differently for women?
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 16:30:38 -0500

Well, one could certainly come up with a situation that makes the sentence both true and gender-neutral, but one would be missing the point. :-)

The last thing I want to do (well, maybe second-to-last) is start that argument again, so here is my one contribution: If you (not Bryan) really think "he" is gender-neutral and all-inclusive, what pronoun do you use when you're talking about nurses, secretaries, or babysitters?

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK

>>> <bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com> 05/31/01 04:22PM >>>
Ah, but is it a given that the wife actually lives with the husband? She
could possibly maintain a separate residence in another city or another part
of the same city. Then she would not be the killer's neighbor but would
still be the wife of the killer's neighbor.


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