Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias

Subject: Re: On Avoiding Gender Bias
From: "M Rassmussen" <mrassmussen -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 20:08:45

From: AnilaA -at- ibsplc -dot- com

I have often read that one should avoid gender bias in writing. This
would imply the avoidance of "he" and "she". I have also read that
the usage of "he/she" is not really acceptable. Do you agree with this

I'm jumping in a little late, but I recently stumbled across this sentence in another company's manual that we bundle with our own:

"It should also be noted that whenever pronouns or other references denoting gender appear in this document, they refer to both male and female users unless otherwise indicated."

Do with that as you will.


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