TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:gender pronouns From:Cheryl Lockett Zubak <wwrite -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 29 Jun 1995 03:30:31 -0700
In addition to the Miller/Swift book that Steve mentions, you might
also want to take a look at The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage: A Guide
to Nondiscriminatory Language, by Rosalie Maggio (Oryx, 1991). It
covers the basic guidelines for nondiscriminatory language in about 25
pages and then has a dictionary of alternatives to disriminatory
words/phrases, explanations of word use, and so forth.
Cheri Lockett Zubak
wwrite -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com