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Ananda...

I have always appreciated your posts and perspectives .. regardless of your gender.

That said, I myself am of the belief that focusing on "man" or here an abbreviationj for "mankind" is ITSELF introducing sexism.. just as constantly emphasizing one's color or ethnic background to achieve "equality" in the job/economic market is itself intruducing .. aiding and augmenting.. racism.

Beyond that, including "he/she" into the english language to introduce gender equality in thoroughly unrelated conversations truly distorts the discussion, makes the english language (text) quite vulgar and unappealing and detracts from the message itself.

While the english language does not have gender neutral pronouns as other languages do, (though often these are also related to the male form) there are means to speak in the english language to reasonably be 'gender inclusive", for instance you could say "ONE might think..." etc.

However, demanding others speak in this fashion is really, to my mind, objectionable..but is part and parcel with an apparent continuation of enforced "politically correct thought" into the future... which disturbs me far, far more than "sexism."

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Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 213 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 01:42
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 123 barrystutner 19-May-02 03:15
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 134 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 12:12
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 158 j metevier 19-May-02 14:02
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 160 B L Zeebub 20-May-02 01:37
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 88 ananda 19-May-02 03:25
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 104 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 12:35
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 111 ananda 19-May-02 15:47
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 115 mephisto 19-May-02 04:01
Asking for gender inclusion 110 ananda 19-May-02 05:35
Gender *is* included... 166 Bryan 19-May-02 12:51
Re: Gender *is* included... 143 ananda 19-May-02 15:41
Re: Gender *is* included... 102 Bryan 19-May-02 19:45
Sexism is a problem 136 ananda 19-May-02 21:14
Re: Sexism is a problem 169 Bryan 20-May-02 01:56
Sexism.. Or Politically Correct Enforcement? 227 Tripp 20-May-02 06:17
Re: Sexism.. Or Politically Correct Enforcement? 242 timken 21-May-02 14:40
Re: Sexism.. Or Politically Correct Enforcement? 234 B L Zeebub 21-May-02 15:18
Thanks...n/t 122 Bryan 21-May-02 23:57
Re: Asking for gender inclusion 130 Martin Stower 19-May-02 15:10
Re: Asking for gender inclusion 156 ananda 19-May-02 15:46
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 131 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 12:49
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 133 mephisto 19-May-02 15:21
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 112 j metevier 19-May-02 15:27
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 141 mephisto 20-May-02 01:06
Correction required 136 mephisto 20-May-02 04:08
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 123 B L Zeebub 20-May-02 10:43
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 154 Knight Errant 19-May-02 04:24
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 127 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 12:54
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 146 drak1 19-May-02 04:44
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 135 Frank D 19-May-02 11:42
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 120 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 13:04
interesting statement..... 129 Geoff 19-May-02 15:26
Re: interesting statement..... 162 Frank D 19-May-02 18:00
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 79 B L Zeebub 19-May-02 13:01
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 131 Geoff 19-May-02 15:57
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 142 B L Zeebub 20-May-02 01:56
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 115 Jerome 20-May-02 02:28
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 115 enjoyer 20-May-02 01:22
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 111 B L Zeebub 20-May-02 02:19
Absolutely no hate here 146 ananda 20-May-02 02:28
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 147 enjoyer 21-May-02 00:13
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 144 B L Zeebub 21-May-02 09:54
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 130 B L Zeebub 21-May-02 12:54
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 129 enjoyer 21-May-02 23:42
Re: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence 159 enjoyer 22-May-02 01:00


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