Re: your mail

Subject: Re: your mail
From: Craig Patchett <PappasWest -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 1995 19:17:01 -0500

> And there's the youngest mental age group of all - those who grew up with
> women in positions of power and influence all around them, and who know
> that a chairman can be a woman, but who insist, in their immaturity, on
> perceiving third person pronouns ("he" OR "she") as gender biased, sexist
> insults.

> Please. Grow up. No one's denying that sexism exists, but it's the use of
> pronouns is not the place to look for it or decry it. People who do so
> make a mockery of the real problems.

Hear, hear! If battling sexism is on your political agenda (and I
consider it a worthy cause), there are far better places to invest your
time and energy than in trying to change the language.

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