Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias

Subject: Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias
From: Karenm -at- proactive -dot- dk
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:41:18 +0100

Hi Anila

You may also find this link interesting, concerning the use of "their"
instead of him or her:
I believe I learned about this link from a Techwr-l posting.

As for "avail" - I think Maggie Secara has already given an example which
(to me) sounds much, much better - the word "use" instead of "avail":

". . .Or: Everyone who wants to use the facility must bring an ID card.
(I'm going to asssume the reader knows to bring his/herr own card, not some
random iID.)
If you want to use the facility, please bring your I.D. card.

Second person/present tense/active voice . . ."

regards, Karen Mardahl

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