OT: Re: gender-neutral English usage

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Wed Jan 20 14:12:56 CET 2010

> I think it could be just historical. Nowadays, you should act the same  
> regardless of the gender of the person you're talking to or about except  
> in some situations. At least in a perfect world, where a  
> worker/colleague of either gender is considered the same value.

what exactly has one's value to do with the gender or the pronoun you are  
using to refer to him or her?
your proposition is based on the assumption that one gender is less  
valueable than the other, hence, using the male or female pronoun would  
express a judgement.

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