Sexual Orientation & Tech Writing

Subject: Sexual Orientation & Tech Writing
From: "Bailey, Doug S" <dsbailey -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 08:01:53 -0500

>>You've brought up some very good points concerning G/L/B that I really
>>hadn't
>>thought about. My first reaction was, as well, is homosexual tech
>>writing any
>>different than hetero tech writing, maybe not, but it seems that their
>>issues
>>certainly are. Up here in Canada, eh!! we have a Canadian Issues group
>>within
>>the STC, so I guess that if we need a Canadian Issues group (and we
>>do), then
>>maybe there is a need for a gay issues group too!
>>
>>Suzanne

>Curious, what Canadian issues are so relevant to Technical
>Communication
>that they must be discussing on a TC list? How to open a can of beer
>with
>one hand while mousing with the other? <GRIN>

>Sure, there might be some issues that are relevant to special interest
>groups; I'm sure certain Canadian end-users have needs different
>from those of American end-users, for example. But generally, I
>don't see the relevance of these side issues.

>This is a Tech Writing list. It doesn't matter what your sexual
>preference, hair color, skin color, or sneeze velocity is. Blondes
>don't write significantly differently that red-heads. If you're fired
>from your TW job because you aren't hetero, that's unfortunate
>but it's STILL not relevant to TW.

>Just off hand, I'd say the issues of Handicapped Tech Writers are more
>relevant than those of homosexuals.

>Doug
>dsbailey -at- ingr -dot- com



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