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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.
2016-07-14 03:44:28 GMT
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... proceeds to never ever use male pronouns in the whole book.
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.
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.
(I love it when men get this stuff. Which applies to just about all the mens i know on Mokum)
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)
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