Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias
I wonder whether it is ALWAYS possible to remain gender neutral and at
Yes, it is.
"The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing" Miller & Swift, Lippincott, ISBN 0-690-01882-7
tells you how.
the same time, not sound strange. I have often come across sentences
(mostly with 'he') which look fine...and yet I have tried to forcibly
bring in gender neutrality, sometimes with success and sometimes
resulting in clumsy sentences.
Which one of the following would you prefer?
Anyone who wishes to avail of this facility should bring his ID
Anyone who wishes to avail of this facility should bring his/her ID
All who wish to avail of this facility should bring their ID
One who wishes to avail of this facility should bring one's ID
I see what you mean. Try recasting the sentence avoiding pronouns.
A membership card is required for anyone who wishes to use the facility.
Proof of membership must be presented when any member wishes to use the facility.
Don't the pronouns for the words "anyone" & "everyone" have to be
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