The HE/ Thing

Subject: The HE/ Thing
From: Richard Sobocinski <"Richard_G_Sobocinski%~WHC207"@CCMAIL.PNL.GOV>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 11:36:00 -0700

K. John Russell asks:
> Why not just use "she" instead of "he"
> and "her" instead of "him"?


>I know it doesn't solve the gender issue, but where is the rule that
> says
>we have to use "he" and "him" all of the time. Obviously, the
> assumption
>so far is that the only option is to *create* a neutral
> (non-gender-specific)
>pronoun. This is not a safe, or valid, assumption.

What if you KNOW that your audience is exclusively (or almost
so) male?


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