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Gender Bias in Pronoun Choices

Discussion in 'Editorials' started by LPH, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Choose your words wisely.

    I read a quote on CNN and it started me thinking about the challenges to using pronouns. Here is the quote.

    "Once someone has a wireless device, she becomes much more active in how she uses the internet -- not just with wireless connectivity, but also with wired devices," said Pew.

    Does this mean men do not have the issue? Why did the person choose "she"? Is this a femanist style of writing and speaking? How would you say this to someone else?

    Maybe I am too 12th century.

    http://stancarey.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/where-did-she-come-from/

    Anyway, i would probably say ... Once someone has a wireless device, then the person becomes much more active ...
     

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