Gender Neutrality in California

Subject: Gender Neutrality in California
From: tgr -at- lanminds -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:42:03 -0800

Political correctness was becoming such a bother in California that we outlawed people having different genders. Now people wear gray, shapeless clothing and shave their heads. The only names allowed are gender-ambiguous, like Pat, Nicky(i), Bobby(i), Francis(es) and Tony(i). Makes life easier.

- t

> At 04:57 PM 2/28/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> >Greetings,
> >
> >Is anyone a fan of using "they" as the gender neutral singular pronoun
> >of choice? For example:
> >
> >"The first time a user accesses their account, they will have to enter
> >their e-mail address and give praise to tech writers everywhere."
> >
> >Not the best sentence ever inked (ethered?), but it illustrates my
> >point. I guess my real question is whether or not the usage above has
> >gained any momentum in the past year or so or is this still a sticky
> >subject that has several solutions?
> >
> >I'm obviously never going to use:
> >she/he
> >he/she
> >s/he
> >he or she
> >and so on and so on and so on
> >
> >Thanks, and have a great weekend!
> >Dan Glovier


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