RE: His/Her v. Their

Subject: RE: His/Her v. Their
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Fiona Hanington <fiona -dot- hanington -at- ericsson -dot- com>, "becca -at- di -dot- org" <becca -at- di -dot- org>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:39:21 -0400

If your product is likely to go to countries of a certain type,
where enforced patriarchy and women=chattel are the norm,
I (personally) would use "her" everywhere in the docs. And if
I was supplying UI text... there, too.

Of course, if your product was likely to go [almost?] exclusively
to such countries, well:

a) are jobs that scarce in your area?

b) if that's the bulk of the company's income, and therefore
yours, you'd best forget guerrilla subversion-by-documentation,
and go with what will keep the sales coming in.


-k (now where did I put my Guy Fawkes mask?)
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References:
His/Her v. Their: From: Becca
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Combs, Richard
Re: His/Her v. Their: From: Becca
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Fred Ridder
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Fiona Hanington

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