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Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns

From: Alain D D Williams
Subject: Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 15:19:25 +0100
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On Sun, Jun 06, 2021 at 05:12:21PM +0300, Oğuz wrote:

> If that really is a problem that has to be addressed and not
> bike-shedding, let's compromise and say "his/her" instead of "his" or
> "their".

Possible, but it detracts from the clarity of the sentence that it is in.

> Though I don't think women who read the manual and burst into tears out of
> oppression when they see "his" actually exist.

The important thing is that there is no intention to oppress/denigrate/...
women by the use of 'his'.

What word(s) are used in translations of the manual into languages other than
English ? Do similar problems exist.

Alain Williams
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