RE: His/Her v. Their

Subject: RE: His/Her v. Their
From: Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>, Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>, tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:05:36 +0000

Are you serious?

I made a simple claim: Clear instructions do not need gender. Writing gender neutral is a professional standard (at least at my company and in my circles), and if you insist on using gender, I think you are just being lazy.

Leonard attacked me on this by calling me inexperienced.

I defended myself, and even showed people how his gender biased sentences could be changed to gender neutral.

And now I'm being attacked by the whole group for standing up for myself?




-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: October-26-12 4:02 PM
To: Ben Davies; Porrello, Leonard; Becca; tech2wr-l
Subject: RE: His/Her v. Their

Ben Davies wrote:

> -Should the janitor should respect all employers or just his own?
> People should respect everyone. Moot point.

Yet clearly has only contempt for Leonard.

Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that Leonard commented on some enjoyable irony?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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References:
His/Her v. Their: From: Becca
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Ben Davies
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Ben Davies
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Ben Davies
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Ben Davies
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Combs, Richard

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