Re: use of he/she/they

Subject: Re: use of he/she/they
From: Barclay Blanchard <bblancha -at- HALIS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 17:33:33 -0500

Beth Agnew wrote:
> ... In the example, did anyone notice
> that the female has dependents, suggesting a caregiving role, and the male
> is "self-insured under an indemnity plan" suggesting independence and
> autonomy? My former bureaucratic masters would have had a fit!


Geez, I'm a woman, but I guess I have some gender biases toward
the traditional.

However, when I was working on AS/400 education at IBM, I changed
one example in Office/400 so that the secretary was a man and the
boss was a woman. :)

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