OT: Re: gender-neutral English usage

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Wed Jan 20 23:28:11 CET 2010

>> > 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.
> In different situations, I myself assign different values to people of  
> different genders, yes. This is usually backed up by statistics - for  
> example, I assume more men than women are capable of heavy lifting ;)  
> Other people are likely to do the same. Aren't you?

i don't really see, inhowfar difference necessarily must impose a  
my laptop's screen is certainly different from my parents tv -- but that  
doesn't mean one is better than the other.

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