Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns

Subject: Re: Gender Bias in Pronouns
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 1995 11:52:01 -0500

At , you wrote:
>At 08:22 AM 12/18/95 +0000, you wrote:
>>> >Will I be considered sexist if I raise the problem of descriptions that
>>> >assume that I am right-handed?
>>Why are you complaining about this? Everyone knows that right-handed
>>also means left-handed. Only a few immature lefties who should be in
>>therapy insist on ruining a perfectly good and stable language by
>>refusing to admit that "right-handed" includes them. It doesn't
>>bother *me* when descriptions assume I am right-handed, why should it
>>bother *you*?
>>(yes, that was sarcasm!!!) :-)

Agreed! May I change "descriptions" to "descriptions and devices"?

David (cack-handed idiot) Ibbetson
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