Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns

Subject: Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 1995 17:23:54 -0500

Will I be considered sexist if I raise the problem of descriptions that
assume that I am right-handed?

I'm left-handed. I don't mind being called cack-handed (Yes, Virginia, I do
know what cack is.) but I do object to descriptions that assume that the
left-hand mouse button is the primary button.

Talking about primary and secondary buttons isn't much better. My mouse has
three buttons and the middle button (which is configured for double-click)
is much more heavily used than the right button.

David (idiot boy) Ibbetson
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