View Poll Results: What's your preferred way of writing when gender is unspecified (in semi-formal text)

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  • Use "he" exclusively

    1 5.56%
  • Use "she" exclusively

    0 0%
  • Alternate "he" sometimes, "she" sometimes

    1 5.56%
  • Hybrid constructs like "(s)he", "he/she"

    0 0%
  • Singular "they"

    13 72.22%
  • Other (specify)

    3 16.67%
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Thread: Gender neutral writing

  1. #51
    Hasta Siempre Madrigal's Avatar
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    Dec 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by Blorg View Post
    I'm reading a lot of things from the turn of the last century, and most writers then unabashedly used the hypothetical "he."
    When I translate old Marxist writings, there's no gender neutrality in them - and they also use "man" for humankind. I sometimes wonder if any zealots out there are now putting a gender neutral spin on them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Heh. We've been here years now.

  2. #52
    just dont think about it mhc's Avatar
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    Feb 2014
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    LOL no way they can escape Star Trek here. Too many fans.
    lots of trekkies here, good luck!
    Just look at the blue sky

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