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"If you're a male, and it seems as if there are a lot of female examples, that says more about your biases than out examples." from The Effective Manager by Mark Horstman.
... proceeds to never ever use male pronouns in the whole book. ‎- алгебра смыслов
I can't remember which book it was, where the author noted that *all* pronouns in examples would be she/her, because after hundreds of years of default masculine pronouns in writing, there needs to be a little catching up. ‎- Meg Vmeg
LOVE this ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
Right! I mean, I could quibble about ways it could be more inclusive, but I love the part basically telling dudes to check their bias. ‎- k8s
(I love it when men get this stuff. Which applies to just about all the mens i know on Mokum) ‎- StephanieCogSciLibrarian
I have an editor where I work that will complain if you use a gender specific pronoun when referring to anyone in which you do not know their gender. (pronouns in examples MUST be gender neutral) ‎- April

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