RE: advice for newbie?

Subject: RE: advice for newbie?
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 13:22:01 -0400

On 06/20/2001 1:13 PM, sgodfrey -at- ion -dot- com (sgodfrey -at- ion -dot- com) wrote:

>An example of its quaility (which stuck out in my mind above all the
information in the
>book) was that the author "handled" the issue of genders by saying she would
>male references in odd chapters and female references in even chapters (or
>versa). What?!?

Haven't read that Dummies book, but I don't have an issue with that,
assuming it follows "Re-write to avoid gender-specific pronouns if
possible. If not, then alternate in your examples..."

That's what I do in my own writing, and have for over a decade without
objection from readers or reviewers. What exactly was objectionable about
it? Would you rather see s/he, he/she, hir, or other such nonsense?



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