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Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns

From: Alain D D Williams
Subject: Re: Prefer non-gender specific pronouns
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 12:07:27 +0100
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On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 12:52:08PM +0200, Dima Pasechnik wrote:

> I know a number of French female academics, who would just laugh at the 
> latter claim.
> To start with, they, married, but retained their maiden surnames, say, X, 
> cannot even manage to get
> them addressed by official instances and businesses as Mme X,
> and not "housewife of the house of Y" (which is what one French way
> to addrress a married woman roughly means, IMHO).
> One of them tells a "nice" story about her attempts to rent a flat in 
> Marsielle,
> where she has a job (while her spouse was based in CERN, Geneve, so she had 
> to commute for years).
> Of course a married woman trying to rent a flat in her name is a huge no-no 
> in 21st century France...

What has renting a flat in France got to do with the bash manual page ?

No one disputes that the sexes are treated differently but tying completely
unrelated things together is not the way to address matters and change things.

Ms Gris wrote she "take no offense when a documentation ...". I accept that
some others might take offence. However it does not seem to be a major issue,
if you want to make a change address things like renting flats in France.

Also: please stop promoting the meme that it is always women who are
disadvantaged. That is not true: have some kids, get divorced and look to see
where the kids go. The kids see dad if mother wants to. If mother does not obey
court orders they are not enforced (in many countries, eg UK).

Alain Williams
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