Re: The HE/ Thing

Subject: Re: The HE/ Thing
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 1994 21:32:08 -0700

On Fri, 3 Jun 1994, Marilynne Smith wrote:
> >> What if you KNOW that your audience is exclusively (or almost so) male?

> Then don't risk offending that single female. She's got enough problems
> already.

> -Marilynne

So what happens if one is writing documentation for something that is
used EXCLUSIVELY by one sex? May one then ignore the other sex? To
include them, out of political correctness, would only amuse the reader
or make the writer look ridiculous.

And why does Marilynne assume that the single marginalized person will be
a woman?


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