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Subject:Re: he/she, etc. From:Chuck Martin <techwriter -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 6 Jun 1994 17:29:38 PDT
Andreas asked about writing documentation that you KNOW will be
used by people of just one sex. Unfortunately, (a) I am at a loss
to come up with any such job (except maybe Catholic priest), and
(b) because such a task may have such a limited audience now is no
guarantee that it will remain so at any future time.
The second reason is probably the strongest for non-sexist
writing. But that is probably something that White Heterosexual
American Males often have trouble understanding and relating to,
as they don't suffer from marginalization.
Information Developer, IBM
techwriter -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com