RE: His/Her v. Their

Subject: RE: His/Her v. Their
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -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 14:15:20 -0700

Ben Davies

> 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?

Let me try rephrasing your position: "I merely said he was lazy and lacked professionalism, and then for no reason he attacked me as being inexperienced." Yeah, that's about the gist of it.

A slight variation on: "He started it -- he hit me back first!"

Most amusing.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-903-6372
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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
RE: His/Her v. Their: From: Ben Davies

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