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Re: rewording to avoid sexist language on debian page (fwd)

Helen Faulkner wrote:

Philip Charles wrote:

On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, Martin Wheeler wrote:

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, Helen Faulkner wrote:

Could you please reword the sentence on the following webpage, to remove the
implication that a debian user will always be male.


I suggest:

  This manual is for new Linux users, to help such users get acquainted
  with Linux once they have installed it; or for a new Linux user on a
  system which someone else is administering.

This manual is for people new to Linux, to help such novices get
acquainted with their installation; or for Linux novices on a system
administered by someone else.

I personally think the first suggestion (Martin's) is better, but either is fine, really. It's a matter of taste.


Oh, my god... what kind of a problem! there are people killed in Iraq by Americans, women raped by the same and you don't have bigger problems than with using male/female addressing in a manual????



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