Re: use of he/she/they

Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
From: David Dvorkin <dvorkin -at- BOLIX -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 13:57:50 -0600

Barclay Blanchard wrote:

>I've been mixing up the singular pronouns in my documents,
>using "she" sometimes and "he" others (most often "she"),
>and have been asked to change all of them to "they."
>It goes against the grain for me to use a plural pronoun that
>has a singular antecedent.
>I could rewrite so that there are no singular antecedents, but
>in some cases this may be clumsy.
>How do those of you who are "gender aware/sensitive" handle

I hate all of those options, so I use "you" and avoid the problem.

"Hey, you! Click the button already, willya?"

David Dvorkin
Qualix Group
Boulder Development Ctr.
mailto:dvorkin -at- bolix -dot- com

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