RE: he/she thread

Subject: RE: he/she thread
From: "Wally Glassett" <wallyg -at- flashcom -dot- net>
To: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 19:08:09 -0800

The suggestion is not necessarily an irrational solution to the
pseudo-problem. It is, however, a totally impractical solution. The "pseudo"
part of the problem is that IMO this isn't a problem at all. Considering and
addressing gender, political, or vernacular issues is no more a problem for
me than addressing techno-babble issues. I am a writer of the "technical
persuasion," and handling these kinds of issues is SOP - it's how I earn my
living, and happily so.

Wally Glassett
Tech Doc-It, Inc.
wallyg -at- flashcom -dot- net <mailto:wallyg -at- flashcom -dot- net>

Once we thought if we sat a million monkeys down at a million typewriters
we'd get the works of Shakespeare. Now that we have the Web, we know this
isn't true. - Anon


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Margulis
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Subject: Re: he/she thread



David Chinell wrote:
>
The best overall
> solution to this issue would be to vanish the female pronouns. This would
> force the male pronouns to become non-genderal.

Umm, David, did your mother nurse you at his breast while his uterus was
expelling his placenta? When you were dreaming up your 50% solution,
were you sipping on a 60% solution, perhaps?

>
> This saves us having to create a totally new set of pronouns, and renders
> acceptable the huge body of printed material already in existence.

I beg to differ. Nah, I don't beg. I just differ.

Dick

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